A historical overview of landmark events and developments in systematised watching, throughout art and architecture, society and technology. ~60 AD (Roman Period). Early manifestations of panoptic labor camps in the Negev desert. An even older but similar site nearby dates from Early Bronze Age II–III periods (3000–2400 BC). 1546 The Fields Have Eyes, The Woods […]
30 minute slots, presenting work-in-progress in small hotel rooms Guest critic: Reut Shemesh TUESDAY 5th December 2017 from 16.30 to 20.30 h WEDNESDAY 6th December 2017 from 09.45 to 12.00 h @ Motel One, Köln-Waidmarkt, Tel-Aviv-Strasse 6 room numbers will be posted to Megaphon as soon as we have checked in on Tuesday — […]
A gallery of great posters from great Hilfskrafts past and present: https://www.khm.de/~sievers/sag_posters/index.html
the 2nd Medienkatastrophe-lecture of the summer term Simon Denny: Tech and Distributed Governance? lecture in English From the rise of blockchain (the distributed ledger behind Bitcoin) to the development of management methodology ‘Holacracy’ at Zappos in Las Vegas and the intelligence agencies of the UK, the lecture will map some of the technology industry’s disruptive […]
A State of the Platform Address By Geert Lovink 20 April 2017, 18h, KHM Aula This lecture deals with the changes over the years from media, via networks to platforms. What does it mean that the internet has become infrastructure, penetrating society, from taxis to hotels to agriculture and healthcare, going well beyond the media […]
The room with the really large screen is reserved for monitoring online dissent.
The Surveillant Architectures blog has now moved from blog.khm.de to http://sag.khm.de. Nothing lost!
For those who have the time, inclination, language proficiency (and attention span) to listen to a podcast in German: The history of systematic surveillance. The thesis is that it was started in the mid-1600s when three conditions came together: For the first time, enough people knew how to read and write and there was actually […]