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Negotiating Ubiquitous Surveillance

Ira J. Allen

One of the sharpest indications of the raw power of ubiquitous surveillance is that it appears directly, as such, so infrequently in pop culture. It is hard to see ubiquitous surveillance, and the harder something powerful is to see, generally

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Surveillance, Discipline and Care

Technologies of Compliance in a South African Tuberculosis Clinic

Jonathan Stadler

digital surveillance technologies. These technologies produce adherence as an objective fact that can be monitored, measured and modified. Compliance is narrowly defined in terms of ‘professional expectations’ while ignoring behaviour that ‘contradicts the

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Origin Stories, Surveillance, and Digital Alter Egos

Sarah Young

and explanations of surveillance: the panoptic and Orwellian models. Panoptic surveillance, theorized by Michel Foucault (1977) , centers on Jeremy Bentham and his brother's circular prison model and likens the discipline imposed here to other

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Surveillance, Ubiquity, Granularity

Damien Smith Pfister

SAFEHOME is that surveillance of this biophysical data, combined with extant surveillance of textual messaging, search patterns, social networking sites, and discussion boards would alert law enforcement officials to a prospective shooter. Think Minority

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Rhetoric, Torture, and Surveillance Time

Laura A. Sparks

crops up,” in Paul Virilio's (2007) terms, what is invented by the War on Terror, our tolerance of enhanced surveillance practices, and our willingness to treat human bodies as a means to an end. Just as the US public relented to increased government

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(Re)imagining Immigration Narratives and Surveillance Practices by Experiencing “Use of Force”

Kellie Marin

( Shahshahani 2018 ), policing border crossings, and increasing the use of drone missions ( Novak 2018 ). Along with the rise of state surveillance practices, popular culture and vigilante groups have supported the surveillance apparatus that underscores

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“This Video Call May Be Monitored and Recorded”

Video Visitation as a Form of Surveillance Technology and Its Effect on Incarcerated Motherhood


as a new form of digital surveillance, and argue that correctional facilities use a rhetoric of technology to legitimize their use of VV, which has especially detrimental consequences for the growing population of incarcerated mothers. Modes of

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Policing at a distance and that human thing

An appreciative critique of police surveillance

David Sausdal

2012 ): the term globalization denoting a growing collaboration between police forces and an increasing use and integration of information and surveillance technologies, which allows the police to surveil and apprehend suspects beyond district and

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Can Democracy Survive the Rise of Surveillance Technology?

Giovanni Navarria

The technological revolution that began with the Arpanet in the late Sixties has changed the world we live in. The Internet and social media have improved our lives considerably, but the changes came in with a high-price tag attached: our freedom. We now live in a world in which technology has exponentially expanded the power of the State to keep tabs on its citizens (within and across borders). If we continue on this path, democracy as we know it is doomed. Yet the future is not as grey as it might look at first sight. The ubiquity of social media and smartphones and the increasing relevance of the Internet in everyday life have also drastically changed the impact-power of citizens in technologically advanced societies. Understanding these changes is to understand which shape democracy will take in the future.

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Quantities Over Qualities

Metric and Narrative Identities in Dataveillant Art Practice

Amy Christmas

In their recent study of literary representations of surveillance, David Rosen and Aaron Santesso lament that, in the academic field of surveillance studies, “the distinctive and necessary contribution of the humanities … has largely gone