Thursday, 24 January 2013

Images for 'Invisible Surveillance in Visual Art'


Edgerton, H.E. 1940s. Pentagon, Photograph.

Norfolk, S. 2003. BBC World Service Atlantic Relay Station. Photograph.

Stih and Schnock, 2001b. Schleyer-Konsorton, CD-ROM.

Toots,T. 2011. Memopol-2, Multimedia installation.

Builders Association. 2005. Super Vision, Multimedia and performance.

de Nijs, M. 2009-9. Physiognomic Scrutinizer, Multimedia installation.

Chatonsky, G. 2007. Le Registre - The Register. Book shelf and books.

Rubin, B. and M. Hansen. 2001-3. Listening Post. Multimedia installation.

Friday, 18 January 2013

New Publications

Happy new year!

I've got new publications out. Which makes the year feel fairly accomplished already (although obviously the work on these was done last year).

The first was an article titled 'Identity in the UK: From Identity Cards to E-ID' for the German magazine Hard Times, and is about how the current proposals for identity assurance swinging around UK government at the moment relate to the old ID card scheme. Hard Times is a magazine with articles in both English and German, and I think it's for people in Germany interested in British culture. The winter 2012 issue was a special issue on surveillance edited by Michael Krause and Peter Drexler from the University of Potsdam. There's interviews with Kristie Ball and Henrietta Williams in there too, and articles on student demonstrations and Nottingham's public order and surveillance history. Unfortunately, I don't think there is an online version of this issue, so I can't share it with you yet.

The second article is a co-authored piece between myself and Ms Barnard-Wills. It's titled Invisible Data in Surveillance Art, and has been published in the new double issue of Surveillance and Society.  Its about the intersection of surveillance, art, and theories of identity, and looks at the small number of artworks that manage to move away from a focus upon the human body in surveilled space, to consider the surveillance of information and data. You can check out the issue here and our article here

Also just published (although this time by colleagues of mine) is the first deliverable report from the EU Funded research project 'IRISS - Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies' which looks at the development of surveillance, and the growth of a European surveillance industry. You can get the whole report from here.