Now comes documentary filmmaker Theo Antony via an interview regarding his most recent film, wherein he explores the micropolitics of police body cameras among other power dynamics within the dominant surveillance ethos, as well as the inherently slippery nature of all documentary evidence.
Excerpts from the interview below, with the second image linking to the “official” (whatever that means) trailer.
Now comes Shoshana Zuboff with an important essay in the Frankfurter Allgemeine; apparently she concluded that a German readership is more attentive to the profound issues of personal sovereignty and privacy raised by her analysis, excerpted below. The images are from the artist SpY.
Deeper into the essay:
And finally, in her closing paragraphs:
What can we summon as a properly indigant response to those who wish to impose their coup des gens, a vicious assault on self-determination and on freely-expressed subjectivity?
Resist and disrupt the behavioral algorithm.
Refuse “smart” technology.
Strike the data mine.
We look forward to Zuboff’s book, Master or Slave? The Fight for the Soul of Our Information Civilization, forthcoming in 2017.