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Hiding From The Man

At a time when concepts from George Orwell’s book ‘1984’ are becoming more and more plausible, Chicago-based artist Leo Salvaggio is loaning out his face to the public. It’s his attempt at throwing a wrench in the gear of surveillance, where it seems everyone is being spied on these days. His start-up URME Surveillance (1pronounced U R me) is selling exact-replica masks of Salvaggio’s face. The 3D printed resin masks are made with a 3D scanned image of his face and have the ability to trick facial recognition software into thinking the wearer really is Salvaggio. This also means people can assume Salvaggio’s identity out in public. Creepy, indeed.
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