MEGAPIXELS: FACE RECOGNITION DATASETS
| Adam Harvey at Eyeo 2019 |
In this talk Adam explores two current research projects: vframe.io and megapixels.cc. Topics include the information supply chains of facial recognition datasets, 3D-modeling synthetic datasets for conflict zones, and our forensic future.
Adam Harvey is an American artist and researcher currently based in Berlin. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and previously studied engineering and photojournalism at Pennsylvania State University.
Harvey's previous work includes CV Dazzle (camouflage from face detection) and the Anti-Drone Burqa (camouflage from thermal cameras). His work has been exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennale, Seoul Mediacity Biennale, German Spy Museum, V&A Museum and published with the New York Times. He is the recipient of 2 PrototypeFund.de grants for developing computer vision software for human rights researchers and currently is creating a large-scale synthetic dataset for training computer vision algorithms on objects in conflict zones.
UNRULY APPROACHES TO EMPOWERMENT, PLAY, AND PROGRAMMING
| Amon Millner at Eyeo 2019 |
The path that Amon took to become a professor of Computing and Innovation at the Olin College of Engineering involved challenging "the rules." The tools and programs that his Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab produces typically promote young people programming computers as a means of remaking rules as they explore where social justice meets STEM.
Dr. Amon Millner is an Associate Professor of Computing and Innovation directing the Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab. His research and teaching is informed by his work in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) domain, drawing heavily from his specialization: developing tangible interactive systems for making and learning. He develops technology and community platforms to facilitate learners becoming empowered to make and make a difference in their neighborhoods.
Millner creates engaging environments and tools that support learners of all ages increasing their capacity to innovate - leveraging a hands-on approach. Dr. Millner especially enjoys designing, developing, and deploying technological systems that allow novices to invent their own interactions between the physical world and the digital world. An example hardware interface is the PicoBoard (selling at sparkfun.com), a sensor board that Dr. Millner co-created while helping to invent the Scratch programming language. An example software interface comes from a startup that Millner co-founded, Modkit - producer of the graphical programming interface to the VexIQ robotics system.
Dr. Millner has established local and international hubs for learning, making, and digital fabrication, shaping the ways in which networks such as Computer Clubhouses and Fab Labs have evolved. His international recognition includes a designation as a Fulbright Specialist/Grantee. Millner, a champion in the Maker Movement, has authored computing curricula for K-12 classrooms.
Millner contributes to multiple research communities, particularly conferences that focus on: tangible user interface design, interaction design and children, and digital media and learning. Dr. Millner, a patent holder, earned a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT; a M.S. in Human Computer Interactions from Georgia Institute of Technology; and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
WYFY is a project interested in Solidarity amongst Us, co-creating with You experimental models of organizing & making - generating prestige & mining time as a resource. In this session Us and You will attempt to hack pedagogyxpraxis to unearth community as technology and honor the archive of our bodies.
BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)black and (pan)asian cultural and political relationships. The founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme and non-binary, black and east-asian artists and organizers. Their goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the relationship between black and asian diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. They attempt to achieve this through collaborative programming, visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals.
People at eyeo are innovators - they make futures. In this talk Catherine invites you to try on some feminisms for your futures. She talks about two projects: a book that charts a course for feminist data science and a hackathon to make the breast pump not suck. There is power in challenging power. There is power in design to empower. There is power in feminist imaginations and feminist futures.
Catherine D’Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and software developer who focuses on data literacy, feminist technology and civic engagement. She has designed global news recommendation systems, run women’s health hackathons, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise. Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org and the Knight Foundation and exhibited at the Venice Biennial and the ICA Boston. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & the social change has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI).
D’Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization at Emerson College, a Senior Fellow at the Engagement Lab and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media & MIT Media Lab. Her forthcoming book from MIT Press, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science and visualization practices.
What's with all of these immersive experiences? Chris Barr has a theory. And he brought along some audio recordings from friends to help explain.
Chris Barr directs arts and technology investments at Knight Foundation. Through this work, he collaborates with art museums and other cultural institutions to shape innovation and technology efforts focused on attracting and engaging audiences. Previously, he designed and managed the foundation's Prototype Fund, a program providing seed funding to early-stage projects from a variety of fields, such as journalism, civic tech, arts and libraries.
With a background in art, design and new media, Barr previously served in roles as an interaction designer, design professor and independent artist.