Martin Backes


The 'Pixelhead' Mask Creates Anonymity in the Digital Age

Pixelhead acts as media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure your face is not recognizable on photos taken without your permission.

I created the Pixelhead full-face mask to raise questions about anonymity, the digital industry, state control, and privacy—whether voluntarily on social networks, tracking, and monitoring, or involuntarily via surveillance. I think network technologies and the web are really great tools with lots of benefits, but with the threats to privacy, government spyware/surveillance, sentiment analysis data mining, and so on, the internet is not a gateway to freedom anymore.

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