Tag: biometrics

Thinking with a Database

Zehra Hashmi , May 6th, 2021


In 2019, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority notified television channels that they were not allowed to host the Pakistani Senator Hafiz Hamdullah on air. The reason: Hamdullah…


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Form, Content, Data, Bodies: Jonathan Zong and Beth Semel on Biometric Sans by Jonathan Zong

Jonathan Zong , February 9th, 2021


The dominant discourse surrounding digital psy technologies such as MindStrong, a teletherapy app designed to detect mental health changes by monitoring changes in typing speed “down to the…


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Period Tracking Apps: Something Old, Something New

Andrea Ford , November 12th, 2019


They’re sleek and colorful, “fun and easy”, full of icons and dials. Period tracking apps, or “menstruapps,” are an increasingly common way a large segment of the populat…


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Vijayanka Nair takes the page 99 test

| , September 30th, 2019


My dissertation is an ethnographic study of India’s Aadhaar (foundation) program, a colossal technocratic project that seeks to redefine how the Indian state (over)sees its population. Under the…


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Paying with Our Faces: Apple’s FaceID

Sally Applin , September 23rd, 2017


In early September, Apple Computer, Inc. launched their new iPhone and with it, FaceID, software that uses facial-recognition as an authentication for unlocking the iPhone. The mass global…


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Paying with Our Faces: Apple’s FaceID

Sally Applin , September 23rd, 2017


In early September, Apple Computer, Inc. launched their new iPhone and with it, FaceID, software that uses facial-recognition as an authentication for unlocking the iPhone. The mass global…


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