CV Dazzle: A Fashion/Design Response to The Surveillance State
As facial recognition technologies become ubiquitous, the creative community is shapes a response that is a design as well as political statement.
From the mission statement at cvdazzle.com
CV Dazzle™ is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs. The name is derived from a type of camouflage used during WWI, called Dazzle, which was used to break apart the gestalt-image of warships, making it hard to discern their directionality, size, and orientation. Likewise, the goal of CV Dazzle is to break apart the gestalt of a face, or object, and make it undetectable to computer vision algorithms, in particular face detection.
(ht cyberpunkx, ht inspired—motivated)