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27 NOVEMBER 2011

Cloud-based facial recognition services rely on finding publicly available pictures of you online

"With Carnegie Mellon's cloud–centric new mobile app, the process of matching a casual snapshot with a person's online identity takes less than a minute. Tools like PittPatt and other cloud–based facial recognition services rely on finding publicly available pictures of you online, whether it's a profile image for social networks like Facebook and Google Plus or from something more official from a company website or a college athletic portrait. In their most recent round of facial recognition studies, researchers at Carnegie Mellon were able to not only match unidentified profile photos from a dating website (where the vast majority of users operate pseudonymously) with positively identified Facebook photos, but also match pedestrians on a North American college campus with their online identities.

The repercussions of these studies go far beyond putting a name with a face; researchers Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross, and Fred Stutzman anticipate that such technology represents a leap forward in the convergence of offline and online data and an advancement of the 'augmented reality' of complementary lives. With the use of publicly available Web 2.0 data, the researchers can potentially go from a snapshot to a Social Security number in a matter of minutes."

(Jared Keller, 29 September 2011, The Atlantic Magazine)

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augmented realityCarnegie Mellon Universitycloud computing • college campus • convergencecross-context sharingdating • dating website • face perceptionface recognitionFacebook • Facebook photos • facial recognition services • facial recognition studies • Google Plusidentificationidentifyidentitymatchmobile app • offline data • online data • online dating • online identities • online identityonline profiles • PittPatt • portraitprofile image • profile photo • pseudonym • pseudonymously • publicly available • publicly available pictures • snapshotsocial networks • Social Security number • technology innovation • unidentified • visual identityWeb 2.0 • Web 2.0 data

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Simon Perkins
07 MAY 2011

inCulto's Eurovision 2006 entry nation branding Lithuania

Client: inCulto; Design, direction & animation: PetPunk; 3D Graphic: Romanas Zdanavičius

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20063Danimationbrand identity • brand management for a country • countrycountry brandsdestination brand identitydestination brandingdestination imagedifferentiationdistinguishing features • Eurovision • Eurovision 2006 • experienceidentificationidentity • inCulto • individual identityLithuania • memorable experience • nation branding • PetPunk • place brandingplace promotionpublic relationsstrategic approachvisual identitywelcome

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Simon Perkins
02 MARCH 2011

SmartGate: New Zealand & Australia passport control self-processing

"SmartGate gives some travellers the option to self–process through passport control. It uses the data in the e–Passport and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks that are usually conducted by a Customs officer.

An e–Passport has a microchip embedded in a hard plastic page and an international e–Passport symbol on the front cover. The microchip contains the same personal information that is on the photo page of the e–Passport, including an electronic copy of your photograph."

(Aotearoa New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs)

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20072009 • airport security • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralia • Australian Customs and Border Protection Service • automation • biometric passport • Department of Internal Affairsdevice • e-Passport • faceface recognitionidentificationidentifyidentityimmigrationimmigration checksinnovationinternational travelmicrochip • New Zealand Customs Service • passportpassport controlpersonal datapersonal informationphotoscanning • self-processing • SmartGate • solutiontechnologytravelusability

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Simon Perkins
15 NOVEMBER 2008

Essence, Identity, Signature: Tattoos and Cultural Property

"This paper examines a range of problems centring on the theorisation of cultural identity and cultural property by reference to debates about the appropriation of the Maori tattoo, or ta moko, and the authenticity of contemporary Maori tattooing practices. Through a consideration of the relationship between cultural identity and tattooing, and the question of whether tattooing is an effect of a specific identity or constitutive of that identity, it addresses the paradox inherent in attempts to protect indigenous, cultural and artefacts from (mis)appropriation: that is, that to re–articulate such non–Western cultural phenomena in terms amenable to their repositioning as property is precisely to render them meaningless or useless, in terms of their contextually specific uses and significance. Against the background of these issues, the use of ta moko as a form of signature or authorising mark of identification is taken to highlight issues concerning the complex relationship between the attribution of certain cultural practices, characteristics or properties, to a certain group, and the notions of authorship and authority that underwrite such designations."

(Stephen Pritchard, 2000)

Stephen Pritchard (2000). "Essence, Identity, Signature: Tattoos and Cultural Property", Social Semiotics, Vol. 10, No. 3.

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Simon Perkins
29 JUNE 2005

VeriChip: injecting microchips as an anti-kidnapping device

"A Mexican company has launched a service to implant microchips in children as an anti–kidnapping device. ... The company envisions placing walk–through scanners –– similar to metal–detector portals used in airports –– in malls, bus stations and other areas where a missing child may appear. The chip also could be used to identify children who are found unconscious, drugged, dead or too young to identify themselves. Critics said kidnappers could circumvent the device easily."

(Julia Scheeres, Wired News reporter)

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child protectionidentificationidentity disclosureinjection • Julia Scheeres • kidnapping • Mexicomicrochippersonal privacyprivacyRFIDsurveillanceuse of private information • VeriChip
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