Watching the Watchmen: Open Oversight and Police Accountability



  • * Location: Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St, NY,NY
  • * Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • * Date: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Increased state use of facial recognition technology threatens to increase the power dynamic between the state and disenfranchised communities. However, what happens when individuals use facial recognition to watch the watchers? OpenOversight is an open-source project that promotes police accountability through public data. Users can look through photos to identify an officer against whom they would like to complain.