Art and Research about Surveillance, Privacy, and Computer Vision

Recent Events #

  • March 17, 2023: Lecture on computer vision, surveillance, and privacy at University of Michigan Ann Arbor (in person)
  • March 21-22, 2023: Lecture and workshop at Carnegie Mellon University on AI, biometrics, and making art in the age of surveillance (in person)

Recent Essays #

Recent Press #

VFRAME: 9N235 Detector

VFRAME: 9N235 Detector High-performance submunition detector developed using VFRAME’s synthetic data rendering engine

Face Recognition Datasets and The Creative Commons License Problem

Face Recognition Datasets and The Creative Commons License Problem How Creative Commons licenses are enabling and accelerating biometric surveillance technologies

Today's Selfie Is Tomorrow's Biometric Profile

Today’s Selfie Is Tomorrow’s Biometric Profile Commissioned by for the exhibition “House of Mirrors: Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm”

Circular Diffusion

Circular Diffusion Reflections on GANs, Climate Change, and Art. Commissioned by The New Real Observatory



Archive #

Researchers Gone Wild

Researchers Gone Wild Art exhibit and research on AI information supply chains and biometric media obtained “in the wild” (2018-21) Interrogating biometric training datasets (2018-21) Automatic, private, open-source face redaction web app (2021-2022)

Data Pools

Data Pools Zero-click Wi-Fi geolocation services exploit with Silicon Valley CEO geolocations (2018)

Think Privacy

Think Privacy Privacy propaganda inspired by Facebook’s motivational posters (2016)


HyperFace Face decoy camouflage scarf (2016)

Stealth Wear

Stealth Wear Anti-Drone thermal signature reduction camouflage (2013)

CV Dazzle

CV Dazzle Camouflage against computer vision using makeup and hair styling (2010)