Selfies for Inclusion

  • Zahraa Karim

Processes of surveillance capital and data are the subject of my work ‘Selfies for Inclusion’, where I explore digital visibility. My engagement with open source facial recognition software is frustrated: the machine is unable to see me. I speculate how to create an ethical data set where agency becomes a form of digital activism, offering visibility and agency to participants, my practice begins the conversation by posing a question, rather than an answer, and takes a step towards equity and justice in the use of AI. Although this is very much a side hustle at the moment, in the coming months I hope to continue the design and eventual development of the website, so keep an eye out for more!