How To Disappear: Meet Birmingham’s Invisible Woman

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Inspired by ships that were painted in camouflage colours to confuse enemy surveillance at sea, Dazzle Walks takes advantage of the “invisibility” of middle age to confuse city surveillance. Fiona Cullinan is one of many who walks at night after “beige-ing” herself, wearing monotone off-white outfits and painting her face to be as white as possible to make it more difficult for cameras to detect her. AI already has trouble seeing middle-aged people in images, so she’s embraced this invisibility as an exercise in freedom and privacy. Read full article here

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