Steve Mann

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Steve Mann is a researcher and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto,[1] and general chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society.

He is known for inventing the EyeTap, the product of years of constant wearable computing usage and experimentation, as well as coining the terms 'sousveillance' and 'equiveillance' in examining the social implications and possible alternative dynamics to surveillance.[2]

Notable Incidents

  • On February 18, 2002, Mann was strip-searched by security guards at St. John's International Airport, damaging his wearable computing system and forcibly disconnecting it, leaving him bleeding and disoriented.[3]
  • On July 1, 2012, Mann was assaulted by personnel at a McDonald's restaurant in Paris, France, acting under the apparent assumption that his EyeTap system was a recording device.[4]

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