Session
Schedule MozFest 2021
AI Wellness

DIY Facial Recognition Resistance

Zoom Room 2B
Joselyn McDonald
None
Facial detection and recognition systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in our public and private lives. The implications of mass-biometric-surveillance as a tool to undermine privacy are clear. Yet, many lack a fundamental understanding of how these complex and often proprietary (or "black box") systems work. This workshop seeks to support participants to learn the primary strategies for undermining these systems through a DIY hands-on approach. Participants will craft expressive wearable looks that undermine common facial detection algorithm strategies, using household objects, natural elements, or other readily available materials. The workshop's goals are to support a more thorough (and accessible) understanding of how facial detection systems work and to promote conversation about privacy and biometric surveillance.

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Type Workshop
Language English

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