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artificial intelligence (AI) exhibition plans


I first started experimenting with my own Mark Rothko-inspired backgrounds to create a paradox between the face that you're seeing and the emotions you might be feeling. 
I wanted to put the poor lady's image on a background that felt wealthy, rich and extravagant. 
I then wanted to put the vegan lady's image on colours that are completely the opposite of veganism, so naturally, I went for a blood-like red. 
With the criminal man's image, I wanted to use images that created suspicion, or wary-ness, colours that evoked thinking. I asked my peers firstly about what colours they would associate with suspicion and then used my own influence on colours. As most people's answers were green, purple or blue, I decided to go with a purple and teal/green background. This was initially just a small experiment to try and help me with my creative block. 
Once I had completed this I realised I needed to do some colour theory research to learn about how we interact and interoperate colours. 

colour theory

Red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

Known as one of the sad colors, blue also creates negative feelings, feelings of melancholy, sadness, self-righteousness, and self-centeredness. Too little blue can also create negative feelings and evokes suspicion, depression, stubbornness, timidity, and unreliability. After all, don’t we say we’re “feeling blue” when we’re sad?

Although lighter shades of blue are associated with producing feelings of calmness and spirituality. Blue, or too much blue, can also come across as cold, uncaring, and can dampen spirits.

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Brown can sometimes be sad and wistful and evoke feelings of loneliness, sadness, and isolation.

Black is the hallmark colour of sadness. Black can make us feel intimidated and unapproachable since it’s closely linked with authority and power.

Yellow is the colour of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.

I also read and researched the 2015 film Inside Out as the animation uses colour to base the characteristics of each character, for example, Blue is Sad, Yellow is Joy, Red is Anger, Purple is Fear and Green is Disgust. 

I found this interesting and topical to read about as I believe the use generally common assumptions of what colours make us feel as a society. I think this also aided me in my own assumptions that the combinations of green and purple (disgust & fear) would lead to a suspicious emotion. 

Green is one of those secondary colours that psychologically affects us in many different ways. Green can be soothing and relaxing. It can also help alleviate feelings of anxiety, depression, and nervousness.

However, too much green can cause us to become lazy, placid, moody, slow, depressed, and even lethargic.

I then went ahead and did a vague exhibition plan on Adobe Fresco (which is the first time I have ever tried drawing on this app) for the layout if I wanted to go ahead with the Tinder-like computer test. 
I incorporated a Rothko-like background, the Artificial Intelligence faces, and the computer for voting and I also wondered if it might be nice to use the answers people gave me during the Wearing experiment. 


- Criscuolo, I. (2021) What colors mean, with the characters from The film inside out: Blog, Domestika. DOMESTIKA. Available at: (Accessed: March 23, 2023).

- Dinter, M.T., Guérin Charles and dos, S.M.M. (2020) “12 - Color Medius or the Colour of Suspicion,” in Reading roman declamation: Seneca the elder. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

- Inside out (2015 film) (2023) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: (Accessed: March 23, 2023).

- Namhpac (2022) 7 sad colors at home that affect your mental state, NAMHPAC. NAMHPAC. Available at: (Accessed: March 23, 2023).

- (no date) Home. Available at: (Accessed: March 23, 2023).

- (2018) Color matters: Color as trustworthiness cue in web sites, TechComm. Available at: (Accessed: March 23, 2023).

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