She is collaborating with Jo Portus, the technologist responsible for the viral Babyblocker chrome extension, and a winner of the Facebook AR Hackathon ‘18. He is interested in how people integrate themselves with technology and how this interdependence is affecting society.
ID MY ASS is a reaction to new surveillance technology recognising people by the way they walk. Sara and Jo are putting together a future toolkit to avoid detection, with Jo currently building the self-learning software.
Sara’s Jerwood Bursary will allow them to test the newly-built software by submitting it to the realness of voguing dancers, and ask: how fast will this technology learn to adapt to the variation of walks supplied? and what outwits technology best – continual adaptation, or anonymous similarity?