Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
January 9, 2008

Human Race Machine Comes to Schreiner in January  

human faces What will you look like 10 years from now? What if you had been born a member of a different race or another gender? You can see for yourself in the lobby of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Jan. 21-25, when Schreiner University’s Student Activities Board brings The Human Race Machine to campus.

The HRM is a multimedia computer console with four programs that work with a person’s face: aging, race, combining a couple and facial anomalies. The aging program is the same technology used by law enforcement in looking for missing persons.            

Nancy Burson, an artist and pioneer in morphing technology, developed HRM to demonstrate that characteristics such as age and race are superficial. “There’s only one race, the human one,” Burson says on her Web site (http://nancyburson.com/pages/publicart_pages/hrmachine.html).

“The Human Race machine is a powerful diversity tool,” said Jennifer Hudson-Velazquez, director of student activities and Greek life at Schreiner.

The Human Race Machine installation will be open to the public 4-9 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or to arrange a group visit, contact Hudson-Velazquez at 830-792-7283 or by e-mail at jmhudson@schreiner.edu.  

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