FACIAL WEAPONIZATION SUITE
Facial Weaponization Suite
a mask-making workshop
led by visiting artist Zach Blas and Associate Professor Ricardo Dominguez
Session 1: Friday, May 31, 2013, 2-5PM
Session 2: Friday, June 7, 2013, 2-5PM
UC San Diego, Performative Nanorobotics Lab
Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME), Lab 305
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
In this workshop, mask-making is explored as a queer and feminist resistant practice against emerging forms of biometric facial recognition. During our first meeting, we discuss the social and political impact of biometric technologies in global and local contexts as well as imperceptible revolt tactics through pre-circulated readings. Then, we attempt to make a “collective mask” based on participants’ facial data. In the second meeting, we collectively perform an intervention based on readings, discussions, and the mask-making process.
Readings for the first meeting are available here:
Sign-up for the workshop by emailing:
facialweaponization [at] gmail [dot] com
Facial Weaponization Suite project link:
This workshop is supported by Calit2/QI, b.a.n.g. lab, the Performative Nanorobotics Lab, and the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego.
Associate Professor Ricardo Dominguez