[SIGCIS-Members] Sources/Lit on history of pixelization

Willard McCarty willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Nov 15 21:48:39 PST 2017

As I recall Salvadore Dali's "Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea 
which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln"* was 
alleged to have been based on Harmon's work. But it's all about 
achieving recognition, I suppose.



On 16/11/2017 01:52, McMillan, William W wrote:
> Hi, Gili.
> Interesting topic.
> Leon Harmon's well-known work on facial recognition in which he produced the pixelated images of Washington and Lincoln wasn't about censoring, of course, but it's implicit that extreme transformations would prevent recognition.
> The Recognition of Faces. Scientific American (1973 Nov) 229(5):71-82.
> - Bill
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> Hello SIGCIS,
> I’m wondering if anyone knows about scholarship on the history of pixelization as a technique for partially censoring visual content?
> I am advising an undergraduate student who’d like to write about the subject and not sure where to direct her efforts.
> Thanks!
> Gili Vidan
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Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University and North Carolina State University; Editor,
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