Where the mind is without fear.. #graphicnarrative

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this forum and I am super excited to share with you all this graphic narrative that’s come out of my collaboration with the IFF on issues around facial recognition technology.

It’s a visual reinterpretation of the famous poem by Tagore, “Where the mind is without fear…”. Through a rather paradoxical juxtaposition, I hope to stir up a conversation around what we mean by progress. Mere acquisition of technology without understanding nuances of what makes us a society does not seem to be a true mark of development. I hope this piece helps to raise relevant questions.


Priyanka! Thank you so much for giving a visual language to the harms visited by facial recognition technologies. The entire staff and community has positively received your work. @Anushka do check this out and do provide feedback given your continuing work on project panoptic!


Thank you, @aparatbar. I am really glad to hear that it’s been received well. It’s a great initiative by IFF to bring artistic interpretations as part of the discourse on tech policy.


I created a hindi version of the comic, within my ability to creatively work with the language:


Actually fear is necessary in a corrupt system .After all if you can’t be a sycophant ,then there is no place for you

Who is posting “fake news”? IMO the Govt of hindia
In goa there is a lot of anger against lies and deception
So the response is predictable