Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face

Harvey’s project ‘CV Dazzle’ explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated face recognition.

It uses bold patterning to break apart the expected features targeted by computer vision algorithms.

About the artist

Adam Harvey

New York, USA

Adam Harvey is a designer and independent researcher based in Berlin. His previous work includes developing camouflage from face detection (CV Dazzle) and thermal imaging (Stealth Wear). Harvey has taught at New York University, participated in the Belligerent Eyes workshop at Prada Foundation, the Uncertain Images workshop at the University of Copenhagen, and the Tabula Rasa project on spoofing and anti-spoofing. Harvey’s multidisciplinary work and collaborations have been featured widely in publications from the Air Force Times to the New York Times, featured on BBC, and mentioned in a tweet from the Pentagon.

In 2013 Harvey founded the Privacy Gift Shop an online marketplace for countersurveillance art and privacy accessories. He currently works at NEW INC, the first museum led art/tech incubator in New York City and is an adjunct professor at New York University.