'Subverting Computer Vision in a Surveillance State' was a project aiming to highlight the ethics behind allowing A.I. controlled surveillance to monitor every aspect of our daily lives. We wouldn't accept being stalked by a person all day, so why do we allow machines to do the same thing?
We combined origami techniques with materials possessing properties particularly troublesome for computer vision to read, such as mylar foil and 'ultra-black' paint, along with patterns intended to give false readings to A.I. facial recognition software.
The result was a jacket with a shifting geometrical surface and materiality, rendering it effectively invisible to a range of computer vision technologies - while being painfully visible to any human observers. With this, we intended to highlight