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Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level

Dickinson, R

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Rod Dickinson
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media


This statement explores the digital photo artwork Fear Filter which uses the UK Terror Threat Level as a source for a set of visualisation tools. It argues that the UK Terror Threat Level should be understood as part of the expansion of a range of security measures during the initial stages of the ‘War on Terror’, many of which seem to be more focused on the

production of fear and the performance of security than actually improving security. It

positions the artwork, Fear Filter, as offering a critical window onto these processes and

putting them to creative use in devising a new configuration between photography, terror and security.


Dickinson, R. (2019). Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 25, 2019
Publication Date Mar 31, 2019
Deposit Date May 9, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 28, 2019
Journal International Journal of Creative Media Research
Print ISSN 2631-6773
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 1
Keywords digital art, contemporary art, security, data visualisation, computer vision
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