WATCH OUR SHORT FILM #TRESDANCING. IN THE FILM, YOU’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO FRANKIE WHEN HER MATH APP AND HER LOVE OF DANCING COLLIDE.
Apps are seemingly ubiquitous pieces of our everyday interactions, whether for communicating with friends, checking the weather forecast, or trying to plan our trip around town. However, apps are also based on algorithms. Algorithms are specific sets of detailed instructions that programmers upload into the devices we use – and these follow a specific series of steps that allow the app to perform the task it was designed to.
For example, in the film, schoLAR uses a facial recognition algorithm to identify Frankie’s sister when she comes down the stairs just after Frankie has first pu on the glasses, schoLAR later uses another algorithm to analyze and identify the graffiti artist’s actions to determine whether or note they were illegal. Often, algorithms are designed to categorize us and/or our actions for some purposes that may or may not be obvious to us. In the example above, while Frankie thinks of schoLAR as an education video game, it does much more that simply solve math equations.