13:00 - 13:30
Computer Vision, Surveillance, and Camouflage

Short thesis

This talk will provide an overview of how we are seen by computer vision, what it means to be analyzed, and explore creative countermeasures for modulating visibility in a machine readable world.


Adam Harvey is a Berlin-based artist and researcher whose work explores the impacts of surveillance technologies. His previous projects include CV Dazzle, camouflage from computer vision; Stealth Wear, 'Anti-Drone' fashion; and the Privacy Gift Shop, an online marketplace for countersurveillance art. His work has been widely covered in the press including 60 Minutes, The New York Times, BBC, and the Air Force Times. Harvey teaches a course on the pervasiveness of surveillance technologies at New York University; was an inaugural member of NEW INC, the New Museum's art incubator program; and is currently developing a computer vision toolkit for the artist Trevor Paglen.