This fall, i am taking Social Activism using Mobile Technology
and for one of my first assignments is “to design (pencil, wireframe or working app!) a Cause-based mobile app, promoting a cause of your choice or invention”. Pixelrights will be a tool to battle NYPD’s policies of stop and frisk. It can also be a way to stop the harassment of people taking photos, a bi-product of September 11th overreach. The laws dictating photographer rights were a subject recently on WNYC’s On The Media
and here is the ACLU’s take on it
: if you are lawfully on public properly, you can photograph everything in plain view.