About

Adam Harvey

Adam Harvey (US/DE) is an artist and research scientist 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 is the creator of the VFRAME.io computer vision project, Exposing.ai dataset project, and CV Dazzle computer vision camouflage concept.

Harvey’s research and artwork has been featured in prominent media publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nature, New Yorker, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Washington Post, Le Monde, The Guardian, BBC, Economist, and the Financial Times; and shown at internationally acclaimed institutions and events including the V&A museum (UK), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (KR), Istanbul Design Biennale (TK), Frankfurter Kunstverien (DE), Zeppelin Museum (DE), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (US), and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US).

Recently, Harvey developed VFRAME, a computer vision project for human rights researchers working on OSINT investigations. VFRAME received an Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica in 2019, was nominated for the EU STARTS prize in 2018, and nominated for a Beazley Design of The Year Award in 2019. The project is in active development and the latest research was presented at the 2021 Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining Mine Action Technology Workshop.

Harvey has worked as a research fellow at the Künstlich Intelligenz und Medienphilosophie program at Karlsruhe HfG, a digital fellow at the Weizenbaum Institut in Berlin working on megapixels.cc, a Future Fellow with the 2020 Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future at Eyebeam, as part of research fellowship for the Copenhagen Business School, and as an adjunct professor at New York University and School of Visual Arts in NYC. He currently works as an academic technologist and researcher for the Karlsruhe HfG AI Forensics project.

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Adam Harvey (US/DE) is an artist and research scientist 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 is the creator of the VFRAME.io computer vision project, Exposing.ai dataset project, and CV Dazzle computer vision camouflage concept.

Adam Harvey

Adam Harvey

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I’m based in Berlin and enjoy working with researchers, artists, and academics on topics and challenges related to data, privacy, surveillance, and computer vision.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Twitter: @adamhrv
  • Keybase: @ahrv
  • Signal: contact for info
  • NB: sending pixel trackers in your email may cause delays or loss of data

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Previous events include Disruption Network Lab AI Traps (2019), Eyeo Festival (2019), HEAD - Genève (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).

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