Saturday, October 31, 2009

I See You Looking at Me Through the Reflection of Your Screen

Suzanne has brought up the term 'sousveillance'  (recording of an activity from the perspective of a participant in the activity, typically by way of small portable or wearable recording devices that often stream continuous live video to the Internet) in class on a few occasions. An intriguing topic as it opens multiple users perspectives, painting a broader picture of an event that transpires. 

I stumbled upon this website that has some example art projects from a few years back. A bunch are Reminiscent of George Orwell's 1984 and Kafka-esque literature.

1 comment:

  1. Actually Toronto's very own Steve Mann (whose lab is located right across from AGO, look for the pink squiggle), was one of the pioneers in sousveillance research. He writes about what he calls 'equiveillance' here (balance between sousveillance and surveillance):