Workshop description: Soon, it will be impossible to leave home without being captured.
CCTV or drone video surveillance, facial recognition in photographs, or the ubiquitous recording capabilities of wearable technology, combined with faster speeds of connectivity and cloud storage, result in a data double being created without consent.
Rather than submitting to this reality, we can develop ways to consciously decide when and how we would like to be documented, as well as strategies for resisting visual capture.
In this workshop we will explore these strategies using a variety of media and technologies, including makeup, fashion, wearable technology, and other materials as provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own additional materials as needed.
Participants are encouraged to wear the prototypes they have created throughout the rest of the conference to continue debate about the topic in the wider conference setting.
The workshop results will be documented as a series of before and after photographs of the participants and indicate how successful their wearable strategies are against detection.