n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶s̶e̶c̶u̶r̶i̶t̶y̶ ̶a̶g̶e̶n̶c̶y̶: a self-inflicted surveillance state
Technology, Surveillance, Design

In n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶ ̶s̶e̶c̶u̶r̶i̶t̶y̶ ̶a̶g̶e̶n̶c̶y̶: a self-inflicted surveillance state, the solo artist and author of the event and work has attempted to embody the surveillance-machine which has imbued our culture, by following people for brief moments in physical spaces, unbeknownst to the blind-participants. Following said strangers to a mailing address, a photo taken during the physical follow of followed person was sent to the corresponding address. The personalized photo was also an invitation to a public gallery show featuring images of followed person(s), as seen below. Design affordances of technology, the ethical undertakings of such technology and the designers/creators role in the larger picture are researched, challenged and critiqued. The artist asks: What does it mean in 2017 to have “followers?” What does “privacy” mean in our device-centric culture and what can be done to inform, protect and/or intervene on these topics? How can design and new media perform as mimicry for exposures of power dynamics and their possible alternatives and what are the ethics involved in these processes? 
Research Paper
BLIND-PARTICIPANTS + POST CARD INVITE TO GALLERY SHOW FEATURING PHOTOS OF PARTICIPANTS
february 19, 2016
february 20, 2016
march 02, 2016
march 08, 2016
march 11, 2016
march 12, 2016
selfies: invasions  
EXHIBITION
selfie-webcam-guest-book at exhibition
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