Leverhulme Trust-funded Visiting Research Fellow on Security Vision (ERC project)
Date: October 2021 - October 2022
Institution: Institute of Political Science, Leiden University
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Vision, understood as the capacity to see and make sense of what is seen, is increasingly being delegated to autonomous computer systems, which influence how human operators determine suspicious behaviour. We currently lack an understanding of how these technologies impact governmental and private sector actors, their decision-making, and their accountability, as well as the fundamental rights of those who are targeted. This project addresses these challenges through an innovative theoretical and methodological framework that investigates the theoretical, empirical, and political implications of the development of computer vision in the field of security. In order to carry out this task, the project builds on and advances debates at the intersection of critical security studies, science and technology studies, and visual ethnographic practices.
Principal Investigator: Francesco Ragazzi.