publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . 2019

The People Inside

Sherratt, Tim; Bagnall, Kate;
Open Access
  • Published: 24 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Our collection begins with an example of computer vision that cuts through time and bureaucratic opacity to help us meet real people from the past. Buried in thousands of files in the National Archives of Australia is evidence of the exclusionary “White Australia” policies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which were intended to limit and discourage immigration by non-Europeans. Tim Sherratt and Kate Bagnall decided to see what would happen if they used a form of face-detection software made ubiquitous by modern surveillance systems and applied it to a security system of a century ago. What we get is a new way to see the government documents, not as a s...
Subjects
free text keywords: National Archives of Australia, White Australia policy, archives, face detection, digital humanities, digital collections
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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Other literature type . 2019
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Other literature type . 2019
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Part of book or chapter of book . 2019
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publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . 2019

The People Inside

Sherratt, Tim; Bagnall, Kate;