I'm filled with coffee and ideas. I have to read Wallerstein (and I will) but I got's to do some writing. Being excited and jittery is a natural state for me.
In Vancouver, we have surveillance cameras in the city center. London is saturated with them. In my classrooms here in Ljubljana, cameras are installed on the walls, pointing towards the front of the class.
I was thinking: are there cameras in the city as well? Yes, there are. I'm still looking for websites that feature Ljubljana and security culture. Anyone want to throw me a link? Here's what I have so far:
iSee: A web application from the Institute for Applied Autonomy that tracks camera locations and plots routes so you can avoid unwanted surveillance. Ljubljana apparently has a map. Anyone know where I can find it?
A little piece on art and surveillance from We Make Money Not Art, one of my favourite sites.
Apparently, there have been a couple of projects in Ljubljana based on surveillance and security culture, one in 2003 (scroll down to IAA's workshop that mapped the cameras in Ljubljana) and one in 2006 (courtesy of Kiperpipa), so there is some dialogue on the topic.
Have you all heard about Track-the-Trackers? It's this great project that gives gear to participants to map out surveillance cameras and upload their coordinates to a server. Brilliant.
Sorry, this is just preliminary research on this topic. I thought this post would have more meat on it! Y'all can post thoughts, insights, complaints and critiques as I sort through websites and essays.