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COVID19

Subtitle: Does Privacy Matter in a Public Health Crisis?


We live in a world of ubiquitous data collection. This was true before the outbreak of COVID19, even as the pandemic amplified the need to gather data to track people's movements in the name of health.


This project, which consists of a short film housed in a Scalar site, is to show the downside of data collection, especially when paired with facial recognition algorithms, which essentially makes everyone subject to the panopticon and the gaze of 'big brother'. Today, our health, location, browsing history, social activities, and many other behaviors have records in different databases. They can certainly be helpful. In fact, the Chinese government has been using mass data and facial recognition in the area of crime battling and mobile payments. Meanwhile, alongside the advancement of spatial computing and wearable devices, these data could be used against you.

COVID19

Kaidi Ruby Yuan
Spring 2020
Video

Subtitle: Does Privacy Matter in a Public Health Crisis?


We live in a world of ubiquitous data collection. This was true before the outbreak of COVID19, even as the pandemic amplified the need to gather data to track people's movements in the name of health.


This project, which consists of a short film housed in a Scalar site, is to show the downside of data collection, especially when paired with facial recognition algorithms, which essentially makes everyone subject to the panopticon and the gaze of 'big brother'. Today, our health, location, browsing history, social activities, and many other behaviors have records in different databases. They can certainly be helpful. In fact, the Chinese government has been using mass data and facial recognition in the area of crime battling and mobile payments. Meanwhile, alongside the advancement of spatial computing and wearable devices, these data could be used against you.