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Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level

Dickinson, R



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 31, 2019
Journal International Journal of Creative Media Research
Print ISSN 2631-6773
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 1
Institution Citation Dickinson, R. (2019). Fear filter: Visualising the UK Terror Threat Level.
Keywords digital art, contemporary art, security, data visualisation, computer vision
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