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11.05.14 Amy K. Nelson

In late October, several businesses in Harlem and Fort Greene began posting controversial signs on their doors warning potential customers that the wearing of either hoodies or masks in their store would result in trespassing. A few days later, ANIMAL went to Harlem and found that the stores took down the signs, with one store […]

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05.07.14 Sophie Weiner

Artist Leo Selvaggio is attempting a crowd sourced anti-surveillance solution and using himself as a martyr for the cause. URME (pronounced phonetically) will allow its users to “become” Selvaggio to facial recognition software. His technique is simple: paper or 3D-printed (if you’re fancy) prosthetic masks of his face will trick cameras into recognizing him instead of you. […]

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04.02.13 Julia Dawidowicz

It was only a matter of time before 3D-printing and body “alteration” — two of the year’s biggest buzz-topics– collided. The result? Art. COLLAGENE is a Kinect software application designed to create custom, adaptable face masks. The program digitally scans the user’s face, allowing them to edit their own detailed, perfectly-fitting design, which is then 3D-printed […]

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