Facial recognition tech used to produce Pussy Riot member portrait

In the 1870s, Cesare Lombroso, an Italian criminologist, conceived the theory of criminal atavism – the belief that lawbreakers were born, not made, and could be distinguished from law-abiding citizens by various physical anomalies such as sloping foreheads, big ears and protruding jaws. To this end, he compiled and published L’Uomo Delinquente (The Criminal Man) in 1878, a catalogue of the faces and facial measurements of 383 convicted criminals.

Related: Laura Poitras: using art to illuminate a world that would rather remain unseen

This content is available for Basic Members.
Already a member, log in