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Adam Harvey

Former Research Fellow

Adam Harvey (US/DE) is a researcher and artist based in Berlin focused on computer vision, privacy, and surveillance. He is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University (2010) and previously studied engineering and photojournalism at the Pennsylvania State University. Previous projects on surveillance include CV Dazzle (camouflage from face recognition), the Anti-Drone Burqa (camouflage from thermal cameras), SkyLift (a geolocation spoofing device), and MegaPixels (interrogating face recognition information supply chains).

His work has been featured widely in media publications including the New York Times, BBC, Der Spiegel, Washington Post, Wired, New Yorker, and the Financial Times; and shown at internationally acclaimed institutions and events including V&A museum (UK), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (KR), Istanbul Design Biennale (TK), Frankfurter Kunstverien (DE), Zeppelin Museum (DE), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (US), and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US).

Recently, Harvey developed VFRAME, a computer vision project that helps human rights researchers use visual forensic tools for OSINT investigations. VFRAME received an Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica in 2019, was nominated for for the EU STARTS prize in 2018, nominated for the Beazley Design of The Year Award in 2019, and received a Rapid Response grant from EYEBEAM for developing computer vision tools to analyze police imagery.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow

Research Group "Inequality and Digital Sovereignty"

1 July - 14 September 2020

Researcher and Artist based in Berlin