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Pulse Park
Pulse Park
Pulse Park

Image: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Proposal for Pulse Park, 2008

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Erika Lincoln March 21 2008 15:03Reply

"Lozano-Hemmer said in an interview. While the heartbeat holds myriad poetic and romantic connotations, in post-9/11 New York, co-opting biometric technologies gives the piece a certain political significance. "I'm interested in trying to identify what makes us unique, and instead of using it for tracking individuals, converting it into something that is an array - to make it connective, social, and architectural," he explained. - Lisa Delgado "

Doesn't finding things that are unique to a person make it easier to track an individual? Isn't that the whole point.