A Hipster Bar

'A Hipster Bar' is an installation by Max Dovey, realized as part of a Summer Sessions residency in 2015.

A Hipster Bar

Max Dovey, Hipster Bar

<2016>

A hipster bar uses a custom image recognition application to only admit people that are recognised as hipsters by a computer algorithm. The doors for this bar will only open if you are at least 90% hipster, making it the world's first automated hipster bar. By sourcing thousands of images of hipsters (from Instagram) Max Dovey has attempted to train an algorithm to recognize the visual characteristics of a hipster.

<2015>

A hipster bar uses image recognition software to enforce a strict door policy that only admits people that look hipster enough. The doors for this bar will only open if you are at least 20% hipster, making it the world's first automated hipster bar. The term hipster is used loosely to describe a sub-culture of people who attempt to keep up to date with the latest trend and remain 'hip'. By sourcing thousands of images of hipsters (mainly from Instagram). Max Dovey, creator of the Hipster Bar has attempted to train an algorithm to recognize the visual characteristics of a hipster.

This exclusive pop-up bar is open to the public for the duration of WdW festival 2015. It is located outside V2_ and you are welcome to come have a drink with other recognized hipsters. 

a hipster bar from Max Dovey on Vimeo.

This project is realized as part of the Summer Sessions network in a production of V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, with support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

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