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Surveillance cameras have become part of our everyday cityscape. Yet the small devices are usually very inconspicuous. The consequences can be all the more serious, as a current example from Saxony, Germany shows: a new police law was passed in 2019. The use of video surveillance with biometric facial recognition by the state police within a 30-km radius of the Saxon federal border has put almost half of the entire Free State under surveillance, leading to an outcry and a lawsuit.
The pixel glasses make a contribution to self-determined technological use in the style of already existing projects. For example, the pixel glasses protect against involuntary facial recognition by surveillance cameras. This becomes particularly significant in activist operations. Taking the example of protests in Hong Kong (2019), one can see that activists could be recorded by cameras and assigned by AI. The pixel glasses support political engagement and prevent suppression of different opinions, piracy for privacy.
2022 — post-optimal object
Part of the project Working with and against Technology in cooperation with Ella Zickerick
Pixel Glasses