Adam Harvey: Fashion against permanent surveillance

12.12.2019

Digital artist Adam Harvey creates clothing that makes us invisible to facial recognition software. More about this "camouflage fashion" for the digital age at the GDI's 16th European Trend Day. Here is a glimpse.

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Technologies that can recognize us by our faces are improving rapidly. China has repeatedly made headlines in this context. For example, a face scan of a customer is now required when purchasing a mobile or internet access. And Western operators of electronic billboards are also increasingly taking advantage of the new opportunities to tailor their messages to passers-by.

What the Chinese government and the advertising industry are happy about is a source of displeasure for many people, who see their privacy as endangered. This includes the renowned digital artist Adam Harvey. In his projects, the American mainly deals with computer vision and data protection. For almost a decade, he has been seeking ways to trick the mechanisms – with fashion, for example. Read here how his collection makes us invisible to facial recognition software:

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Adam Harvey will speak at the GDI's 16th European Trend Day, which will take place on 11 March 2020. Benefit from a 20% early bird discount until 20 December 2019.