Stranger visions: A provocation

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey


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 1 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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