A different visit today, surprised by the presence of Elaad Yain, who apparently knew about the project and kindly volunteered to be in the picture with today’s message.
By the way, the message was an allusion to the live discussion around the references to the massively surveilled world we live in. Is it better referred to Kafka, Orwell or Huxley? This interesting debate can be followed here and here.
Day 42: Is our broadly surveilled world a “Kafkaesque” or “Orwellian” world? (www.bit.ly/kohsurv)
We are, to the eyes of the computational and communicational systems that control most of today’s transactions, a combination of numbers and our identity (and what we do with it) is dependable on these numbers. It’s nearly impossible to “hide” from the codification as almost all the activities of our contemporary way of life are mediated by this dematerialization of people, actions, human agency, into codes in a specific system.
The network capabilities of information and communication technologies, with the possibility of having systems and devices talking to each other (IoT), and the world-wide spread use of social media, makes anyone of us a “mobile surveillance device”.
Forget about big brother, we now have little brothers. According to Zygmunt Bauman (Liquid Modernity, 2000), “Whatever else the present stage in the history of modernity is, It is also, perhaps above all, post-Panoptical”.
Day 41: We have all become “mobile surveillance devices”, Jeremy!
[thanks to M.K. and Lavits]
I couldn’t resist. The stupidity of the things this guy is speaking out seems to have no limit. And it’s unbelievable how popular he is becoming with all these terribly insane ideas…
Day 39: Jeremy, don’t move if you agree Donald Trump is an idiot…
This was a message to try and call attention to my public lecture on the same day for the Situating Architecture seminar series. The lecture was great with good attendance and clever questions at the end. Thanks to the situating architecture people and all those who attended!
Day 38: Splintering surveillance and new forms of territory (www.bit.ly/urblab)
I’m back! After a few days away from London, in a workshop discussing augmented urbanities and smart urbanism (and talking about control rooms), this is the only thing I could ask Jeremy!…
Day 37: Aren’t you sick of “Smart Control Rooms”, Jeremy?
Sorry Jeremy, busy day today…
I will be away next week, meeting partners of the project Augmented Urbanities and Smart Technologies. So, see you after then, Jeremy!
“Splintering Surveillance as a New Territorial Layer?” (Situating Architecture Lecture Series, UCL), Dec 7th 7pm at The Bartlett School of Architecture.
Click here for more information about this talk.
Day 36: “Splintering surveillance and invisible territories”. I’ll mention you, Jeremy! bit.ly/urblab
More interested in urban territories, cameras and surveillance? Check this out: “Private video monitoring of public spaces: The construction of new invisible territories”
Day 34: What kind of territory is defined by the gaze of your eyes (cameras), Jeremy?
I’m sorry but no surveillance and security messages today. Just a quick break to celebrate Corinthians’ sixth title of the Brazilian football league 2015.
The famous Brazilian team was founded after a successful tour of the English amateur team Corinthian Casuals in 1910. The English side impressed local football fans and inspired them to create Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. So, clear ties with England in the successful history of the current Brazilian Champion.
Jeremy had to know about that… Vai Corinthians!
Day 32: Vai Corinthians, Jeremy! (bit.ly/vaicor)