Surveillance in Art

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PublisherLink Editions2013
Best of Rhizome 2012 is a selection of texts published on the editorial platform of Rhizome along 2012. Edited by Joanne McNeil, the book is, in the words of Rhizome’s Executive Director Heather Corcoran, “not just a best of Rhizome’s work, but a portrait of the year that we hope will gain significance over time for its contextualization and articulation of artists’ practices. Artists are predictors and barometers of change, and sensitive to their cultural surroundings. From texts on production in the digital age, to the influence of the Occupy Movement, from drones and surveillance, to online vernacular – these ...
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How did the internet go from the utopian free-for-all, open source heaven, libertarian last frontier to the current state of permanent surveillance, exhibitionism and paranoia? This duplicity is the underlying thread that links the artists, activists, and researchers in The Black Chamber, an exhibition, a symposium, an urban intervention and a publication. The Black Chamber aims at discussing the delicate and often awkward role of art and imagination in the age of mass surveillance, stressing the multiple connections between post-studio art and independent research, grassroots reverse engineering, and new forms of political activism in the age of networks. Not just an exhibition ...
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PublisherAutonomedia2009
‘Today we are facing extreme and most dangerous developments in the thought of security. In the course of a gradual neutralisation of politics and the progressive surrender of traditional tasks of the state, security imposes itself as the basic principle of state activity. What used to be one among several decisive measures of public administration until the first half of the twentieth century, now becomes the sole criterion of political legitimation. The thought of security entails an essential risk. A state which has security as its sole task and source of legitimacy is a fragile organism; it can always be ...
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Domenico Quaranta, art curator and critic, writes about the 2004 project Evidence Locker by Jill Magid, now part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of New York. Jill Magid is a visual artist who has focused her work since the beginning (the end of the 90s) on surveillance infrastructures and the relationship between observers and the observed. In Evidence Locker, she has built an epistolary romantic relationship with the City Watch System of Liverpool – the largest video surveillance system in all of Britain – bringing into being a story in which love and seduction become tools for ...
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PublisherBook Two2013
Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – are becoming ubiquitous, yet remain almost invisible. This is a guide to drawing them.
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PublisherDISNOVATION.ORG2019
A micro-publication about the artwork Profiling The Profilers by DISNOVATION.ORG. Based on state of the art big data analytics techniques, Profiling The Profilers is an artwork that generates a series of highly detailed digital profiles of Big Tech companies—i.e. psychological, cultural and political profiles—similar to the ones constantly generated for each user by these very same companies. In other words, this algorithm performs a sousveillance of Big Tech companies using their own tools.
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Glass Bead is a research platform and a journal concerned with transfers of knowledge across art, science and philosophy, as well as with their practical and political dimensions. It was conceived and is run by Fabien Giraud, Jeremy Lecomte, Vincent Normand, Ida Soulard and Inigo Wilkins. We are artists, art historians and theorists based in Paris and London. Glass Bead’s project is defined by its two distinct yet interconnected activities: Journal and Research. Research comprises the organization of private and public Events (workshops, conferences), an Audio Research Program (made of the recording of the talks of the events and of special interviews), and ...
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Julia Scher “Filzengraben Boulevard” November 29, 2020 at Drei, Cologne and Kunsthaus Glarus “Charles Sloan”: Julia Scher “Julia”: Elisa R. Linn Host (“The Center”): Joseph Lubitz Online survey conceived by Elisa R. Linn and Joseph Lubitz. Designed by Chiara Sbolci. Concept and zoom chat text by Elisa R. Linn. Note: All participants were required to complete an online survey prior to attending this event, which took place on the application “Zoom.” The survey can be viewed at: filzengrabenblvd.getaccess.experimentallectures.org The introduction for the event, as well as a series of messages from “Julia,” occurred via the chat function of Zoom. The text of the chat is reproduced in its ...
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Meson press publishes research on digital cultures and networked media. Our open access publications challenge contemporary theories and advance key debates in the humanities of today. We combine a rigorous peer-review with hybrid formats and collaborative production methods. As a cooperative, meson press is organized in a participated setup. This allows scholars to take part in a publishing venture by academics for academics and for everyone else who is curious about theory. In the hybrid environment of today’s scholarly publishing, form follows function in a new manner. meson press books take pride in the haptic elegance of print and are ...
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Printed Web presents new web-to-print work by artists who use screen capture, image grab, site scrape and search query. Published twice a year by Library of the Printed Web.
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Printed Web presents new web-to-print work by artists who use screen capture, image grab, site scrape and search query. Published twice a year by Library of the Printed Web. This issue co-published by the International Center of Photography, NYC and Paul Soulellis, Library of the Printed Web.
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