Surveillant Architectures

A Cultural History of Surveillance – updated

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 […]

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 www.surveillance-studies.org Wednesday, 13 January 2016 Surveillant Architectures Group room 2, Filzengraben 2a KHM Cologne Upcoming conference in Barcelona: http://www.surveillance-studies.net/?p=1162

Women under Surveillance Symposium

Please scroll down for English version Symposium 2. & 3. Dezember 2015 Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln Filzengraben 2, 50676 Köln http://wus.khm.de   Das zweitägige Symposium Women under Surveillance tritt vermeintlich neutralen Definitionen von Überwachung entgegen. Es führt einen künstlerischen und interdisziplinären Dialog über Überwachung im Digitalzeitalter. Dieses Bezugsfeld wird dabei mit einem besonderen Fokus auf […]