Tag: Elise Morrison

how do we talk about surveillance? group D

As we talk and read about surveillance, I am struck by the language we are using to describe the act of surveillance and the experience of being surveilled. It seems like there is this tendency to use words that relate to the physical and sensual experience to describe surveillance- words like “watch” “(un)seen” “(in)visible” and “blind.” This bodily language is…

New Outlook on Singularity and Technologization, Through Artist-Activist Lens

What is of greater import than the commercial uses of dataveillance is its methods. Martial costs are obscured by commerce’s benefits. We see the sunny side of a demented coin. Dataveillance tranquilizes and propagates ignorance and immobility in the guise of user-friendly interfaces. We seemingly keep ourselves where potential oppressors want us, in the crowd of proletariat workers occasionally exercising…

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…

group D: mirrors

  Both articles focus on the looming idea of governmental and consumerist surveillance, along with the imaginary surrounding that surveillance. A large emphasis is placed on the tactic of mirroring certain aspects of militarized technologies in order to subvert their original use particularly within the context of artmaking. Rita Raley gives one example of an installation piece called SWIPE, in…

Spectatorship in an Age of Surveillance

This week as part of our conversations about digital proliferation and surveillance we’re attending parts of the Spectatorship in an Age of Surveillance symposium in Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. It’s co-sponsored by the Theater & Performance Program, Live Arts Bard, Experimental Humanities, and Film & Electronic Arts, with support from the American Society for Theatre Research. You can…