Trevor Paglen on Secret U.S. Prisons

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Trevor Paglen on Secret U.S. Prisons
The New School - The New School
A Roundtable Discussion of Agency in Surveilled Space: who is watching, who is being watched, who decides which spaces are visible to the camera and which are effectively invisible, off-limits to authorities.The panelists will examine how engineers, artists, and activists intervene in surveillance systems to subvert, invert, and redefine these relationships, and how the principle of "sousveillance" - meaning surveillance from "below," or watching the watchers - applies.It features artists and engineers who collaborate to produce software and hardware applications that access and visualize data usually obscured from public view; artists whose projects have questioned the rhetoric of surveillance by intervening more playfully in the expected aesthetics or power dynamics; and activists who monitor post-9/11 surveillance by intelligence agencies and its effects on immigrant and dissenting communities - The New School

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