Marie-Luise Angerer

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Geboren 1975 in Jerusalem, Israel. Studium an der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln von 2006 bis 2008.

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Entstehungsjahr: 2008
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Prof. Detlev Nothnagel
Prof. Marcel Odenbach
Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer

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This paper describes several analyses of Video Field-Observations in video-compositing and gait-recognition platforms. The aim of the observations is to examine the methodology of video-observation in the tradition of second order cybernetics in which the "observing observer observes himself as an observer" (Heinz von Foerster, 1974)*1*, rather than a "straight forward" anthropological study that explores humanity.
The term gait-recognition, as a sub-field of biometrics, is typically used to signify the identification of individuals in image sequences by the way-they-walk. Unlike other biometric methods, such as fingerprint, palm reading, voice recognition, and so forth, gait-recognition, does not require the collaboration of the measured subject, because the image sequence analysed in gait-recognition can be equipped with surveillance hidden-cameras and the analysis process is, thus, without the subject's awareness of being examined. Developed for security and surveillance applications, gait-recognition aims to extract an individual's ID from an image sequence. In this gait-recognition differentiate from gait-analysis which covers the entire field of kinematics and explores the physicality of gait both in animals and human beings.
*1*Heinz von Foerster (1974), Cybernetics of Cybernetics, Urbana Illinois: University of Illinois.
Niklas Luhmann (1995),The Reality of the Mass Media, Stanford: Stanford University Press

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