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Dutch Design Awards 2022

EXPOSING NYPD SURVEILLANCE WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Superposition

EXPOSING NYPD SURVEILLANCE WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Inside the NYPDs Surveillance Machine is an interactive data visualisation that exposes the shocking range of facial recognition technology (FRT) in the city of New York. Users can map out a walking route through New York City and see where along the route you may be exposed to facial recognition surveillance. FRT is controversial in terms of rights to privacy, equality and non-discrimination. Superposition developed the tool based on the results of research carried out by Amnesty International that show that the use of this technology for mass surveillance promotes racism by the police. Various map designs stimulate the user to form an opinion and to sign the global petition.