© KasparAI and Michael Madsen

Although we humans have been watched by machines for decades, we still have a very limited understanding of the laws and practices surrounding CCTV. Doppelgänger aims to change that and draw into question the neutrality and trustworthiness of images recorded by a machine in an age where deep fake technology is widespread.           

As the global number of CCTV cameras approaches one billion, and facial recognition technology and biometric systems are ubiquitous, we find it paramount to keep reminding people of their double life as data subjects; to inform them of the constant surveillance and data collection happening as they go about their lives as well as their right to enquire about and access that information.                       


Doppelgänger is a collaboration between documentarist Michael Madsen and deep tech company KASPAR. – a startup developing AI-powered tools for filmmakers. The project targets issues of mass surveillance and looks specifically at CCTV systems and current GDPR regulations across Europe. 


Piotr Winiewicz Founder of KASPAR.

Mads Damsbo CEO of KASPAR.

Esbern Kaspersen Co-founder of KASPAR.

Sofie Lykke Stenstrop Impact producer and PR strategist

Michael Madsen Conceptual artist and documentary filmmaker     


Project updates

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Applied Tools

  • OpenCV – Open Source Computer Vision Library
  • StyleGAN2 – Style-based GAN architecture (StyleGAN) for data-driven unconditional generative image modeling

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MediaFutures was part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.

MediaFutures is part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.