WeAlgo is a novel digital playground which leverages face recognition AI & virtual gatherings to celebrate fluid, hybrid microverses and to encourage transient identities.

We deploy machine vision to safeguard your privacy, not violate it. Whilst transmitting landmark vector data only, we cut 95% bandwidth pollution compared to a regular Zoom call.

Rooms are central to WeAlgo. You navigate them —weightlessly— by pointing your nose.
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Featured Rooms

On Show

Have we got Merch for You

Wear WeAlgo, that's right. We've launched our own photo-booth to brandish your custom biometric selfie on a favorite Stanley/Stella wearable. All products are 100% organic, fairwear cotton, printed in The Netherlands with non-pollutant inks.

Each product is unique and personal in the extreme.
Take me to the Photo Booth

The World of WeAlgo

You chatting me? Use input box to type messages to others.

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Custom Background While it's possible to switch themes through Night Mode, here's a room to set your Room's background. Images must be JPG or PNG ... and remember, we don't...

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Blink and you're Dead ... We all know this game? The experiment here: how long can you fool the algorithm not to blink. Each player's Avatar shows a timer since the last blink....

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Vous ecoutez FIP ... What a radio station, we listen to it all the time. Nothing's better than FIP. Why? ... FIP Radio rolls with your moods ... FIP sets your moods. It's as if...

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Just a little fun here ... speak up to light up.

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Talking to Me? ... This experimental room (dd20210206) is different in some ways, bear with us: 1. Here we're using browser based 'Speech to Text' recognition aka:...

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Can I get a Witness ... Here in The Netherlands we used to have TV shows, sometimes also news programmes, featuring a person —head turned away from the camera or blurred beyond

Privacy: open
Type: play
Programming: continuous

Start your own Room

To start a Room is simple & safe. You decide who has access; your room has a key that only you control. If you create a Presentation Room, you may invite an audience, while you control the Stage. You can also schedule your Presentation with specific time slots at which you present.

Room Options
Privacy: open | closed
Type: play | present
Programming: continuous | scheduled

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Scheduled Presentations & Meetups

Martine will present her ongoing research Art for Machines & Wealgo at the following presentations. She'll be happy to meet you there, to take questions and discuss collaboration opportunities.

ISEA2022 / The Reflection of the Man [Artist Talk]

11 June 2022 — Wednesday, 15 June 2022

  |   MACBA - Convent dels Àngels, Barcelona, Spain

Awwwards — Site of the Day Nomination

18 February 2022 — Friday, 25 February 2022

  |   United States, Miami, Awwwards Online

IFFR / The Reflection of the Man

26 January 2022 — Sunday, 6 February 2022

  |   IFFR (online), Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Overkill Festival / Collective Masquerade

26 November 2021 — Sunday, 5 December 2021

  |   Sickhouse, Enschede, Netherlands

A Crash Course in Art & Media

2 November 2021

  |   V2_, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Face Value / Surveillance and Identity in the Age of Digital Face Recognition

18 September 2021 — Sunday, 10 October 2021

  |   Impakt, Utrecht, Netherlands

Science Gallery Detroit / TRACKED & TRACED

10 September 2021 — Saturday, 11 December 2021

  |   Science Gallery, Detroit, US

Waag, Technology & Society / De Staat Van Het Internet 2021: Inclusieve AI.

29 January 2021

  |   online, Amsterdam, Netherlands

IMPAKT New Years Bal Masqué

28 January 2021

  |   online, Utrecht, Netherlands

14 International CPDP Conference

27 January 2021 — Friday, 29 January 2021

  |   online, Brussels, Belgium

Artist in Residency, Institute for Provocation

1 January 2021 — Saturday, 31 July 2021

  |   Institute for Provocation, Beijing, China

5th EDEN Event on Data Protection in Law Enforcement.

17 December 2020 — Monday, 25 January 2021

  |   online, Brussels, Belgium

ISEA2020 / International Symposium for Electronic Art

13 October 2020 — Sunday, 18 October 2020

  |   online, Montreal, Canada

SPA2020 / Somfy Awards

2 October 2020 — Friday, 23 October 2020

  |   Nederlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a compilation of questions we get asked often. If you need to know something else ... just email us.
What is WeAlgo?
WeAlgo lets you join group video calls with a customised biometric avatar. We saveguard your privacy by making explicit what routine video calls implicitely provide.
What's a biometric avatar?
A representation of yourself, created with face recognition software.
Why WeAlgo?
To enhance privacy, to play with identity, to cut pollution but above all to experiment & play.
How does it work?
WeAlgo computes your biometric avatar, lets you customise it and distributes it (with your audio) to a Meeting Room with other users.
How do you cut pollution?
By streaming keypoints data only —instead of compressed video— we save 95% bandwidth costs and related pollution.
Is it Private?
Rooms are public with the exception of your self created private room.
Is it secure?
We use WebRTC technology for P2P, end to end encrypted communication.
Is Wealgo biased?
Probably yes, and we realize that we are in a position to think & feel that way, where many are not. It is our ultimate mission to make Wealgo inclusive to all human and non-human agents. If you find us exclusive in any way, shape or form, please email us so we can help you and you can help us.
Does WeAlgo really recognise me?
It probably doesn't ;) We are still finding out.
Do I need to register?
No you don't. You can use WeAlgo without registration, and without a screen name. You can be totally anonimous.
How do I participate in a Room?
Rooms are urls. Type the name of the room in the input field to go there. Or receive a link URL to take you there straight away.
Do you collect or store my data?
No we don't. No cookies, no trackers, no registration, no identification, no advertising ... We do store data —eg your custom Mask— in local storage on your own machine.
What's your business model, how do you make money of WeAlgo?
We don't ;) We have partime jobs and are kindly supported by a number of co-financers, mostly artistic/creative funds.
How can I help?
1. Use it and tell us want you think
2. Propose a project
3. Donate
4. Evangelise