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Miia Autio @ Northern Photographic Centre


Miia Autio
14 Dec 2019 – 19 Jan 2020

“In 1890, French police officer Alphonse Bertillon created an identification system based on physical measurements and standardized the process of photographic identification. The “Bertillon System” was the first scientific system used to identify criminals — the origin of modern surveillance. Subsequently, mechanisms of control and surveillance have become invisible forces.

Over three decades the central government of China was running an extreme population control program known as the one-child policy. From late 1970’s to 2015 the plan created
approximately 13 million unregistered second-born children. Paradoxically, the extreme act of control had created a group of people who were outside of control.

In December 2018, American GPU (graphics processing unit) producer NVIDIA released a huge dataset of AI-generated human faces. Flickr-Faces-HQ (FFHQ) contains 70,000 high-quality images at 1024 resolution. While a great amount of people are forced to live
faceless, artificial intelligence has learned to create plausible images of non-existant human faces.”

Northern Photographic Centre
PL 42 90015 City of Oulu


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