Free Book to All Attendees

The following book will be made available to all conference attendees during check-in

Eyes in the Sky: The Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All is an authoritative account of a surveillance system built by the Pentagon that can track 1,000 moving targets simultaneously. Using a technology called WAMI (Wide Area Motion imagery) and powerful Big Data analytics, Gorgon Stare has been used in combat zones and, secretly, over some American cities.

Drawing on sources within the Pentagon and companies that developed WAMI, the author narrates how this Orwellian-scale surveillance system was created and which businesses and police forces that have seen it in action are rushing to get their hands on it. Your elected officials don’t even know anything about it. It’s a must read.

Eyes in the Sky will be published on June 18, 2019, and as an attendee, you’ll receive a free copy during registration on June 27 or June 28. You might even be able to chat with the author in person and get your copy signed.

Meet the Author

Arthur Holland Michel

Co-director, The CSD, Bard College

Arthur Holland Michel is the Founder and Co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone, an interdisciplinary research and art collective at Bard College. He’s also a journalist, researcher and has written for a wide variety of media establishments.

He is a co-author of The Drone Primer: A Compendium of Key Issues, and Drone Sightings and Close Encounters in the National Airspace. Most recently, he’s the author of a new book titled Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of The Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All.

Gorgon Stare is the name of an aerial surveillance system built by the Pentagon that has been used successfully in combat zones and, secretly, over some American cities. Michel will give a presentation and participate in the Ethics in AI/Facial Recognition discussion panel.

Attendees who register for the conference will receive a free copy of Eyes in the Sky.

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