videotaping

Using CCTV to bring down fascists

The Forensic Architecture team has release another masterful media investigation: THE MURDER OF PAVLOS FYSSAS Here’s the quick summary. Full video linked below   In 2013, members of the Greek Nazi movement “Golden Dawn” murdered the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas on the streets of Athens, a murder that was covered up by members of the Greek […]

Upcoming project: Experiments with automated video monitoring and semantic analysis

[jwplayer config=”fall and slip video” mediaid=”835″] Just one example on what is possible, from http://www.intelli-vision.com/products/intelligent-video-analytics/slip-and-fall   This is the technology behind ‘intelligent’ video. Leaving out the maths we’re left with some fascinating imagery. If you do want the math, the original PDF paper is available here.

Collateral Murder

Overview 5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time […]

Could be truthful: Moscow cameras streamed false pictures

Police have learned that CCTV cameras all across Moscow streamed prerecorded pictures, while the company servicing them received more than a million dollars in payments. The company, StroyMontageService, has been accused of security fraud. Police have detained its director, Dmitry Kudryavtsev, who denies all charges saying the scandal is an attempt by his rivals to […]

Coco Fusco at MC

http://www.afterall.org/online/coco.fusco.at.mc Coco Fusco’s recent exhibit at MC, Los Angeles (2006) included the photographic series Bare Life Study #1, a fictional military interrogation training manual for women, an enigmatic presentation of real manuals on a desk, and in an adjoining room, the 59-minute video Operation Atropos. The show explored the weaponization of female sexuality by the US military that […]

DICTIONARY OF WAR

http://dictionaryofwar.org/concepts/ DICTIONARY OF WAR is a collaborative platform for creating 100 concepts on the issue of war, to be invented, arranged and presented by scientists, artists, theorists and activists at four public, two-day events in Frankfurt, Munich, Graz and Berlin. The aim is to create key concepts that either play a significant role in current […]

democracy…

http://www.spiegelfechter.com/wordpress/1094/eine-gute-frage wenn Menschen vor die Wahl gestellt werden, ob sie sich für Etwas in den Folgen Kalkulierbares, Überschaubares entscheiden sollen, oder für etwas Unsicheres, Unabsehbares, dann neigt die Mehrzahl dazu, sich für das Kalkulierbare, das Überschaubare zu entscheiden. Sogar wenn absehbar ist, daß das Resultat mit Sicherheit niederträchtig und miserabel sein wird. Das Unkalkulierbare meiden […]