There are smart cameras all around us in the public space. From the police, the city government, big and small companies, and by residents. We may have become used to them by now and feel safe because of them. But these cameras analyse us with artificial intelligence. And they store these analyses somewhere with a specific purpose. '(re)think the role of smart sensors in the digital age' questions this development. The video installation explores the space between what smart cameras currently do and what they might do in the near future. By doing so we encourage ongoing conversations. How do we want smart surveillance to evolve? Immerse yourself in the installation, talk about it with fellow students and university staff, and let your voice be heard!
The work is created by Marjoleine van der Meij (Athena) and Marco Schürmann (MarcoschMedia), inspired by the CATALYST project (NWO:CISC.CC.007) and funded by the VU Network Institute.
Further information about the design and creative process behind the art installation are available here: https://networkinstitute.org/art-installations-rethink/