Read: Christian Parenti’s “Life in the Glass Box,” intro to The Soft Cage, 2003
Discuss: Parenti reading, student examples
Brief: assignment #1, paper prototype re Invasive Viewing, concept next wk, pinup on March 1st (what is pinup?)
Read: Jean-Pierre Barou interview with Foucault The Eye of Power, on Panopticism (many seen by few)
Because I’m living in the school dorm, there are always CCTVs that are capturing my movement in the building. 2 days ago, I lost my backpack in the basement and I asked the dorm security guards for checking the recorded video to look into what was happening at that time. I stayed all night in the basement at that time, so I watched the surveillance video that took my every movement in the space from 11 pm at night to 8 am in the morning. It was such a shocking experience to realize the school is observing me all the time. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find my backpack, but It was thought-provoking experience of surveillance system within the public space.
Surveillance Design that I created before
- Kids Behavior counting machine that can be surveilled by parents