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Extra Credit opportunities

NYC Dreamlands Shuttle Saturday, November 12, 2016 Meet at Kline Commons Bus Stop at 8:30 am; returns at 7 pm (leaves NYC 5pm) Students are invited to join Experimental Humanities for a day trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art to visit the recently-opened exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016.” The exhibition “focuses on the ways in which artists have…

360

Ben Coonley’s talk and demonstration on Friday incorporated some of the technologies we have been talking about in reference to new forms of surveilling and panoptic vision, as he, in this particular piece, based the project around using the 360 degree camera. However, unlike the art pieces in some of the articles we have read, instead of using the technologies…

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…

Group C: Illegal Art in Shadow States

Two contradictory motifs have been growing in culture and political conversation in recent decades: surveillance and secrecy. While governments expand their capabilities to see and observe, sifting through metadata for needles in haystacks (all to protect the horses and cows, they say), they simultaneously insist upon a growing need for opacity in law enforcement and agency operations. Perhaps these arguments…