1995-02-11 - Privacy vs. Ubiquitous Video: NetCam; Wearable WebCam, etc

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 95 05:38:43 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Privacy vs. Ubiquitous Video: NetCam; Wearable WebCam, etc
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Saw this in technomads. Not necessarily crypto, but certainly privacy related...

Bob Hettinga

>Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 19:11:08 -0500
>From: Steve Mann <steve@media.mit.edu>
>To: technomads@ucsd.edu
>Subject: NetCam; Wearable WebCam, etc
>Cc: steve@media.mit.edu
>I am an amateur television (ATV) hobbyist, interested in things like
>driving radio-controlled cars using a head mounted display (HMD)
>(which involves putting myself into the ``usual'' perspective
>of the car), or playing tennis with an HMD linked to a stand
>mounted camera (which is exactly the opposite: the radiocar is
>like a flight simulator from the cockpit, while the tennis example
>is like switching to the ``control tower'').  I've also been
>interested in wearable photographic equipment (such as a wearable
>2400J flashlamp I use for ``lightpainting'').
>More recently, I've become interested in sending and receiving
>video (and digital stills) over the WWW (e.g. Wearable WebCam,
>and WebCar -- radiocar on the WWW).
>I would like to hear from any other ATV hobbyists, people into
>packet radio, and those interested in wearable cameras, and
>combining wearable cameras with wearable computing.  Another
>application I was interested in was wearable vision (e.g. for
>the visually impaired, or simply to augment the regular human
>visual system).
>Therefore, I've started a new mailing list, ``netcam@media.mit.edu'',
>to discuss issues related to wearable cameras, as well as communications
>and computation issues associated with wearable cameras.  I am also
>interested in some of the privacy issues associated with wearable
>cameras (as I touch on in http://www-white.media.mit.edu/~steve),
>and the social implications of a society in which there are
>ubiquitous cameras (both wearable and fixed) connected to various
>high speed communications networks.
>If you would like to be added to netcam@media.mit.edu, please
>email netcam-request@media.mit.edu

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