Biometrics, Identity Validation, Data Flavoring and The Keeper of Keys

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  • Decontamination, Surveillance and Ready Made Martial Law in the Anthrax Age

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  • Biometrics, Identity Validation, Data Flavoring and The Keeper of Keys

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Abstract:

  • Computing systems are cultural artifacts. They are conceived in and based on very strict and limited notions of what reality is and how to represent it. Devising systems that practically address the limitations and skewed assumptions built into computing systems and their practical applications, in particular where socially sensitive, biometric data is collected, managed and interpreted, is a form of cultural engagement.

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