the invisible mask

a playful installation exploring fashion's historical role as a defence against the invasion of surveillance culture.

the invisible Mask is a baseball cap with an array of tiny infrared LEDs wired to the inside of a baseball cap to project dots of light onto the wearer’s face.

these dots are invisible to the human eye, however the lights will confuse the computer vision models in facial recognition systems and make the face unidentifiable.

the invisible Mask was presented at MozFest2019 with a web game that allowed people to learn how to evade facial recognition systems.

made with Mat Hill.