Graphic design by Thirst
Cover photography by Ross Floyd
Welcome to our Surveillance issue. This issue examines the presence of surveillance around us—from the way we are being monitored in the physical and virtual world, to the potential of using the data we generate to redefine our relationship to the built environment. Organized as a sequence of our relationship with data, the contributions address monitoring, collecting, archiving, and using the traces that we leave, followed by camouflaging and deleting the traces that we leave. By exploring different meanings of surveillance, this issue seeks to generate a constructive conversation about the history, policies, tools, and applications of the information that we generate and how those aspects are manifested in our daily lives.
Essay by Dan Hill, Executive Director of Futures at the UK’s Future Cities Catapult
THE FILMMAKER AS SYMBIONT: opportunistic infections of the surveillance apparatus
Selection of several artifacts that were designed and used for intelligence operations during the twentieth century
Iker Gil interviews Simon Menner