Anti-surveillance Knitting

A talk from EMF 2022 by Ottilia Westerlund

On Sunday June 5, 2022 at in Stage A

Is it possible to trick a facial detection algorithm with... yarn? In this talk I will explore the possibilities and process of making a knitted garment to trick facial detection into seeing faces that aren't really there. This talk will go through how these algorithms work (at a high level), and then the process of making an image into a pattern, knitting it, and testing it.