Three human faces with digital items superimposed onto them.

Trevor Paglen, It Began as a Military Experiment (detail), 2017, 10 inkjet prints ©️ Trevor Paglen. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

How Machines See Us—­and Why

Trevor Paglen’s art reveals the human bias and unchecked power wielded by the watchful eye of mass surveillance.

By Cristina Rouvalis

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