Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created 3D portraits of complete strangers by harvesting DNA found on the street, like that in the form of saliva residue on gum or cigarette butts, fingernail fragments and hair. She calls this series ‘Stranger Visions’ and it is meant to bring attention to DNA surveillance databases and genetic surveillance issues – a subject that will be increasingly on our minds in the very near future.
Artist Creates Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts & Hair To Bring Awareness To Biological Surveillance
It’s that time of year when the best of new consumer tech starts being teased, previewed and released in anticipation of the biggest shopping season of the year and the biggest display of future and emerging technology, The International Consumer Electronics Show taking place in January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas.
The development of robotic technology is happening at a tremendous pace. In other words, the RoboCop concept is not so sci-fi anymore. This past December, DARPA held a robotics challenge in Miami, Florida that showcased 16 teams from around the world, a few of which are now owned by Google. Eight robotics companies have been acquired by Google recently and they are becoming part of a new mysterious new division which seems to be working to develop future tech projects. Now, whether these are for private or military purposes remains to be seen but as you can guess it might be a bit of both. Google also recently purchased a 350,000-square-foot hangar originally built for the U.S. Navy.
Join the largest online protest since SOPA to stop NSA spying. The facts are clear: the NSA has turned the Internet into a massive surveillance system. They’re using the websites we love to track our every move. On July 4th, people are protesting in more than 100 cities across the U.S. The Internet Defense League and more than 30,000 websites will join the protest. Will you?
Here’s an important message for those of you who value your internet freedom and privacy…