Tag: dataveillance

Bush’s Hunch: Did Corporate Dataveillance Fail the Memex?

Vannevar Bush, writing “Memex Revisited” in the late 1960’s, acknowledges the decreasingly fanciful nature of his hypothetical invention, the “memex.” In his 1945 essay “As We May Think,” Bush envisions the device as a mechanical means of accessing myriad material by way of ‘trails’ developed by both user and machine. In ‘67, this machine “still appear[ed] to be in the…

Dataveillance (Group D)

The topic of dataveillance is something that, weirdly enough, not everyone is aware of, yet everyone is affected by. Morrison introduces the topic of dataveillance while discussing the effect that this surveillance has on us. She mentions that this form of surveillance is surveilling from practically every medium possible; Facebook, Google, GoogleMaps, Gmail, EZPass, and more. Something that I read…