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[WORKSHOP] Urban Camouflage Workshop

Crafting urban camouflage, a workshop at DIS2012

Monday 11th June, 2012, Newcastle, UK
A two page position paper is due March 16, 2012.
The workshop description is here:


As interactive systems become increasingly entwined with architecture and spaces become more able to detect the presence of individuals, should the need for control of visibility as a temporary personal state be a factor considered in interaction design?

This one-day workshop will take a playful approach to exploring how low-cost materials and tools can be used to manage personal visibility in monitored public space by designing and testing prototypes for rendering people invisible, using craft and physical hacks to explore the limits of computer vision tracking systems (OpenCV). By explicitly engineering modes of failure, we can learn how visibility and invisibility can be managed, while also considering potential improvements in robust tracking for interaction design purposes.

Researchers and practitioners from the fields of art, design, ubiquitous computing, computer vision, wearable computing, architecture and social science who are interested in computational tracking technologies, strategies for managing personal visibility or design for hybrid public spaces are encouraged to apply. No prior knowledge or experience of computer tracking systems is required.

Submissions should be sent to by March 16, 2012

The workshop description is here:

Karen Martin: CASE, Kent School of Architecture, UK.
Ben Dalton: Faculty of Art, Environment & Technology, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Matt Jones, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, UK