THE ARGUS PROJECT

countersurveillance armor for the citizen body

 
 

"A wearable exo-suit with dozens of surveillance cameras embedded to act as a citizens’ version of the police body camera is The Argus Project's response to police brutality in the USA. The project poses the question - what happens when the watched becomes the watcher? Lauren Hutchinson reports from New York on the project designed to empower citizens to exercise their right to bear witness."

 

VICE: The Creators Project "Futuristic Body Armor for Police Violence Activists"

"Since the Snowden revelations, most people have fixated on protecting personal data and privacy. But as people living in poor neighborhoods or communities of color can attest, surveillance isn't just about one's digital self, it's about one's body. The second someone in their neighborhoods steps out the front door, their movements are being watched, and even physically controlled."

 

 

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