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Title:Mobility Media: an Archaeology of Identity Photography through Science, Art and Visual Culture
Authors:Polonyi, Eszter (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:3.15 - Unpublished Conference Contribution
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:n an era of total surveillance, being in possession of a biometric ID document can still result in denial of one’s basic civil protections and human rights. The discovery of systematic errors in state-implemented facial recognition programs—such as in recognizing faces of color (Joy Buolamwini)—suggests the failure of current practices of global intelligence and mobility. This paper offers an archaeological investigation of the contemporary photo ID document. Returning to its invention in the 1920s, it examines the issues of conjectural knowledge (Carl Ginzburg), embodiment or tact (Béla Balázs) and the optical unconscious (Walter Benjamin) behind early “physiognomic” media.
Keywords:history of photography, surveillance studies, digital humanities, art history
Year of performance:2021
Place of performance:FilmForum conference, XXVIII International Film and Media Conference
COBISS_ID:109764867  Link is opened in a new window
URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:CM5KQZPV
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