Surveillant Architectures

Readings for the Winter Term 2016/17: Systematic Observation and Recall

Required reading for the Winter Term 2016/17 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, especially the “Docile Bodies” chapter. English translation freely available online: Foucault Discipline and Punish filetype:pdf (The German translation: Überwachen und Strafen is in the Semesterapparat, and there is a second copy in the library that you can take home: PHI I.1.2 – […]

"How One Man Watches an Entire City"

technology is progressing – now one plane is enough for a constant CCTV stream of every street from above: “Watch This Surveillance Master Dissect a Murder From the Sky” “surveillance master” – !?!!!?!!!! great video effects I’d say. Strong analysis tools looking good. The background story about the technology and where it’s being used: […]

Seminar notes from today: Data Double Love

for those that missed today’s seminar, here are my notes and some links 1. dating sites as an example of a corporation that needs to intimately get to know you. They ask questions to get a (good enough) image of who you are, so they can recommend the right match. Try it, just sign up […]

Big Other: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff on how we became Google’s slaves. A must-read. Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization Update: Joscha sent in a better link: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism German translation: Überwachungskapitalismus Nearly 70 years ago historian Karl Polanyi observed that the market economies of the 19th and 20th centuries depended […]

Guest lecture: Nils Zurawski

“The omnipresent gaze? Surveillance between visibility and the management of norms.” Guest lecture by Dr. Nils Zurawski Institut für kriminologische Sozialforschung at Uni Hamburg, founder of the Surveillance Studies network Wednesday, 13 January 2016 Surveillant Architectures Group room 2, Filzengraben 2a KHM Cologne Upcoming conference in Barcelona: