Adam Harvey (US) is a researcher and artist based in Berlin focused on computer vision, privacy, and surveillance. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University (2010) and previously studied engineering and photojournalism at the Pennsylvania State University. His previous projectss on surveillance, including CV Dazzle (camouflage from face recognition), the Anti-Drone Burqa (camouflage from thermal cameras), SkyLift (a geolocation spoofing device), and MegaPixels (interrogating face recognition information supply chains); have been covered widely in publications including the BBC, Spiegel, Washington Post, New York Times, Wired, and the Financial Times.
Harvey recently founded VFRAME, a comptuer vision project that helps human rights researchers use visual forensic tools for OSINT investigations. VFRAME received an Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica in 2019 and was selected as a nominee for the EU STARTS prize in 2018.
His work has been shown at V&A museum (UK), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (KR), Istanbul Design Biennale (TK), Frankfurter Kunstverien (DE), Zeppelin Museum (DE), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US), Vitra Design Museum (DE), German Spy Museum, and German Museum of Technology.
I'm based in Berlin and occasionally work with groups on topics related to data, privacy, surveillance, computer vision, and art. Previous speaking and lectures include Disruption Network Lab AI Traps (2019), Strelka (2018, 2019), Eyeo Festival (2019), Transmediale (2019), Aarhus University symposium on facial machines (2018), Georgetown Color of Surveillance (2018), re:publica Berlin (2018), TEDx Vilnius (2017), German Spy Museum (2017), re:publica Berlin (2016), HOPE (NYC), Elevate (Graz, 2017), and CCC (Hamburg, 2016), and European Commission's Annual Security Symposium (Brussels, 2015).
Alongside personal projects, I enjoy working with artists to realize technical concepts. Recent projects include developing a custom computer vision toolkit for the artist Trevor Paglen, a facial recognition system for Ai Weiwei, neural networks for Constant Dullaart, and a computer vision fooling scarf for Hyphen Lab's NSAF project.
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