Jamie Zigelbaum is an artist, designer, and engineer living in New York. He is the director of Midnight Commercial, a creative studio working across disciplines. In 2010, he received the Designer of the Future award from Design Miami/ Basel. He holds a Masters in Media Arts and Science from the MIT Media Lab and a BS is Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts University.
Doorway to the Soul is a digital sculpture that displays the faces of Amazon mechanical turk workers as they are recorded. These workers are paid $0.25 to stare into their webcam for one minute. The videos are scaled to life-size and played directly on a display mounted at average human height. The sculpture acts as a commentary on the ever changing nature of digital communication. Two people, standing face to face looking each other in the eyes. Today one has to ask: can they see me?