The Chinese Gods in the Data Age
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The Chinese Gods in the Data Age

link.medium.com/ugzP5OU27T Chinese Facial Recognition Will Take over the World in 2019 While many facial recognition software systems appears to be racist and performs more poorly with people of ‘color’, it is claimed that Hikvision’s software can actually spot and follow a person by face, figure/gait and can accurately identify people of all skin tones. US … Continue reading

ProPublica and International Center of Photography Host… — ProPublica
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ProPublica and International Center of Photography Host… — ProPublica

“delete / ignore / delete” ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/propublica-and-international-center-of-photography-host-the-cleaners-film-screening-and-talk-on-social-media-content-moderation cover image : still from “the cleaners” delete / ignore / delete preview retrieved from : http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/productions/the-cleaners#uebersicht Continue reading

davos 2016: privacy and secrecy
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davos 2016: privacy and secrecy

Sorry for the delay on these post. Just cleaning out my drafts folder. Commonality = priveldge information = value which we trade . Sharing of nuggets of information . goverenments engage in surveillance and espionage Should government be allowed to read someones emails? NO (sort of) / Yes (with a caveat) / YES (sometime) / Yes (with … Continue reading

Invisible Images
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Invisible Images

(Your Pictures Are Looking at You) http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/invisible-images-your-pictures-are-looking-at-you/ By TREVOR PAGLEN We need to learn how to see a parallel universe composed of activations, keypoints, eigenfaces, feature transforms, classifiers, training sets, and the like. But it’s not just as simple as learning a different vocabulary. Formal concepts contain epistemological assumptions, which in turn have ethical consequences. … Continue reading

I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system.
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I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system.

“Then at one time an authentic Garland existed,” Phil Resch said. “And somewhere along the way got replaced.” His sharklike lean face twisted and he struggled to understand. “Or — I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system. Maybe I only remember Garland over the whole time. But — ” His face, suffused now with growing torment, continued … Continue reading

Art is a Form of Encryption:
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Art is a Form of Encryption:

Laura Poitras in Conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson | PEN America https://pen.org/interview/laura-poitras-conversation-lynn-hershman-leeson Long before the digital revolution and virtualization of identities became part of our everyday lives, American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson created surrogate personas and investigated issues of surveillance, interfacing of humans and technology, and media as a tool to counter censorship … Continue reading