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The struggle of wanting to be seen in an overseen world

The struggle of wanting to be seen in an overseen world

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Project information

submitted by
Benazir Basauri Torres

Jesús Velázquez Rodríguez

Art and Design

Degree programme:
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation

Summer semester 2020

Project description

This project deals with the concept of surveillance as its main topic.

Nowadays surveillance technology is used
to monitor public and private spaces and to identify us.
While we download the newest app on our smartphone,
check-in in cool new places while we travel, or add our geolocation to our Instagram story, we are unknowingly(?) providing intimate data to Google, Facebook, or Amazon.
It seems like turning on our location has become
a normalized action in our daily lives.

But what if posting on Facebook could get you arrested?
This is an experimental project that aims to make us start asking questions about that topic, through the development of quotes and face filters to be used on Instagram stories.

Who owns that data?

Why is it bad?

Why biased humans make biased technology?

What can I do?

*This is an on-going project.

Email: benazir.basauri.torres[at]

Exhibition Location / Event Location

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