Stranger visions: A provocation

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Genetic monitoring has been the subject of science fiction for years, but with biotechnology's decreasing costs and increasing accessibility through 'DIY bio' and community laboratories, it's becoming a reality. In this new world, the very things that make us human, such as hair, skin, and saliva, become a liability as we constantly shed them in public, leaving artifacts for anyone to mine for information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6682982
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • DNA
  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg
  • art
  • genetics
  • portrait
  • privacy
  • surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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