November 1, 2017
computer-vision, face-recognition, camouflage, fashion, counter-surveillance

A user searches for their identity in the MegaFace dataset at Glass Room exhibition in London. Photo © Tactical Tech. MegaPixels is an ongoing project about machine learning image datasets. This first chapter of the project launched in London in 2017 in collaboration with Tactical Tech for the Glass Room exhibition. The installation used facial recognition to search for your identity in the largest publicly available facial recognition training dataset in the world, called MegaFace (V2). ...

Stealth Wear

April 1, 2017
drones, counter-surveillance, fashion

© Adam Harvey Collectively, Stealth Wear is a vision for fashion that addresses the rise of surveillance, the power of those who surveil, and the growing need to exert more control over privacy. Building off previous work with CV Dazzle, camouflage from face detection, Stealth Wear continues to explore the aesthetics of privacy and the potential for fashion to challenge authoritarian surveillance technologies. The collection is inspired by traditional Islamic dress and the idea that garments can provide a separation between man and God. ...


March 1, 2017
computer-vision, face-detection, camouflage, fashion, counter-surveillance

HyperFace Prototype. Rendering by Ece Tankal / 2017 False-face computer vision camouflage patterns for Hyphen Labs’ NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism at Sundance Film Festival 2017. Collaboration # The HyperFace (Version 1) prototype was developed for Hyphen-Labs NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism project and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. The project is a collaboration with Hyphen Labs members Ashley Baccus-Clark, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Ece Tankal, Nitzan Bartov, and JB Rubinovitz. ...


September 28, 2014
counter-surveillance, fashion

Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Prototype demonstrated by Tiam Taheri in Brooklyn 2016. Photo © Adam Harvey The anti-paparazzi clutch. A high-power LED device to overexpose professional dSLR cameras with no delay. This project is a prototype and case study for wearable technology development. This project began as a conceptual prototype at NYU ITP in 2008 then developed into functional prototype in 2010. The current prototype is capable of thwarting dSLR-based paparazzi attacks within 10 ft. ...

CV Dazzle

September 1, 2011
fashion, counter-surveillance, face-detection, computer-vision

CV Dazzle Look 5. Commission for the New York Times Op-Art. 2013. CV Dazzle is a type of camouflage from computer vision. It uses bold patterning to break apart the expected features targeted by computer vision algorithms and proves that faces, or other objects, can exist in a dual perceptual state: visible to humans yet invisible to machines. CV Dazzle was developed as my thesis at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and first published in April 2010. ...