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 Aberystwyth
William Pitt (British   Prime Minister,   1783-1801, 1804-6)                                                     NapoleonC...
Romantic Hackers           Structure of Talk1. Crash-course: Romanticism2. The “beautiful fabric of love”3. Modalities of ...
ow ”	                                         s 	  to 	  kn                              ger ou                   d	  dan ...
“I’m a neck or nothing man …”	  	                                                                lice”                    ...
British Romanticism: c. 1790-1830 An escape from history … or fugitive engagement with it?     •  “total War” with revolut...
Homi Bhabha argues that any increase in the “visibility ofthe subject as an object of surveillance” provokes acorrespondin...
“All our happiness depends on social confidence.This beautiful fabric of Love the system of Spies andInformers has shaken ...
Leigh Hunt(1784-1859)                   d	               	  an bel”	      	  foul        	  li“ a               nt        ...
Jeremy Bentham, author ofPanopticon; or, The InspectionHouse (1791), called Leigh Hunta “poet          and man of wit”    ...
2.Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?   Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may findThee sitting careless on a granary f...
2.Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?   Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may findThee sitting careless on a granary f...
ETH group: tracking-by-detection algorithmHannah Dee: intentional modelling
Wordworth’s 1798 Note to “The Thorn”:“It was necessary that the Poem shouldin reality move slowly; yet I hoped, thatto tho...
Nether StoweyW o r d s w o r t h!                C o l e r i d g eXXX
C o l e r i d g e
“The   Thorn”   XXXLyrical Ballads (1798):          John Thelwall  poems of “human   Wpassions” and     o r d s w o r t h!...
sources:Ivan Laptev research in computer vision http://www.di.ens.fr/~laptev/Hannah Dee research in computer vision for th...
Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu
Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu
Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu
Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu
Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu
Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu
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Romantic Hackers: Keats, Wordsworth and Total Surveillance
Anne Marggraf-Turley and Professor Richard Marggraf Turley (Aberystwyth University)

Talk held at 29c3 28/12/12 in Hamburg
https://events.ccc.de/congress/2012/Fahrplan/events/5138.en.html

In 1791, the political reformer Jeremy Bentham theorized the Panopticon, whose design promised to allow a single Inspector to surveil (exercise "inspective force" over) large numbers of criminals or workers. In recent years, the advent of a suitable technical apparatus – CCTV, ISP taps (network traffic interception), data banks, and so on – has extended the proposed 30m circumference of Bentham’s structure to, and beyond, the physical boundaries of entire countries. While total surveillance is often perceived as a feature of modernity, its conceptual and epistemological framework is rooted in the Romantic period, moreover at a key juncture in the history of ideas concerning individual subjectivity, rights and freedoms. David Barnard-Wills refers to inspective culture as a "nexus of surveillance, identity and language" (2012). In this talk, we examine this nexus in the historical period that first, and so powerfully, imagined the fully surveilled world.

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Romantic Hackers 29c3 MaTu

  1. 1.  Aberystwyth
  2. 2. William Pitt (British Prime Minister, 1783-1801, 1804-6) NapoleonCaricature  by  James  Gillray  (1805)  
  3. 3. Romantic Hackers Structure of Talk1. Crash-course: Romanticism2. The “beautiful fabric of love”3. Modalities of Analogue Hacking •  Hacking the Prison cell •  Analogue Trojan •  Transport/ Cover Layers4. Conclusion
  4. 4. ow ”   s  to  kn ger ou d  dan ad  an ad,  b“M
  5. 5. “I’m a neck or nothing man …”     lice” ve   po en ta9  pr ev s  of d Horror omise (1796) s te m l es Gil ch Inv r ray: “P asion”  sy Jam n he Fre“A of t 1819 cartoon depicting Romantic reformers as French-symapthizing walking guillotines.
  6. 6. British Romanticism: c. 1790-1830 An escape from history … or fugitive engagement with it? •  “total War” with revolutionary France •  Widening surveillance (spies, informants, infiltration, Letter interception) •  1795: The “Gagging Acts” •  1794-1801 and 1817: Habeas Corpus suspended •  Trials for sedition and treasonable practices •  Expanding National debt •  Unstable Paper-money systemPainting: Joseph Gandy, “Bank of England as a Ruin” (1830)
  7. 7. Homi Bhabha argues that any increase in the “visibility ofthe subject as an object of surveillance” provokes acorresponding increase in social “paranoia and fantasy”.
  8. 8. “All our happiness depends on social confidence.This beautiful fabric of Love the system of Spies andInformers has shaken to the very foundation. Therehave been multiplied among us Men who resemble thefamiliar Spirits described by Isaiah, as ‘dark ones,that peep and that mutter! little low animals withchilly blood and staring eyes, that ‘come up into ourhouses and our bed-chambers!’” (ColeriDge, 1795)
  9. 9. Leigh Hunt(1784-1859) d    an bel”    foul  li“ a nt lig na ma Prince Regent, future King George IV of England
  10. 10. Jeremy Bentham, author ofPanopticon; or, The InspectionHouse (1791), called Leigh Hunta “poet and man of wit” (Letter, Nov. 1820)  reve rses   rison  cell 9c  p azy  R oman e  force”   ’s  cr Hunt ic  of  “insp ec9v             t he  d ynam
  11. 11. 2.Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may findThee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cider-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. John Keats, ode “To Autumn” (1819) John Constable, “Cottage, Rainbow Hill” (1822)
  12. 12. 2.Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may findThee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cider-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. John Keats, ode “To Autumn” (1819) John Constable, “Cottage, Rainbow Hill” (1822)
  13. 13. ETH group: tracking-by-detection algorithmHannah Dee: intentional modelling
  14. 14. Wordworth’s 1798 Note to “The Thorn”:“It was necessary that the Poem shouldin reality move slowly; yet I hoped, thatto those who should enter into thespirit of the Poem, it would appear tomove quickly.”
  15. 15. Nether StoweyW o r d s w o r t h! C o l e r i d g eXXX
  16. 16. C o l e r i d g e
  17. 17. “The Thorn” XXXLyrical Ballads (1798): John Thelwall poems of “human Wpassions” and o r d s w o r t h! “human incidents” C o l e r i d g e“Spy Nozy” … or “Spinoza”?
  18. 18. sources:Ivan Laptev research in computer vision http://www.di.ens.fr/~laptev/Hannah Dee research in computer vision for the analysis of humanbehaviour http://www.hannahdee.eu/ 1. The fabric––––– intentional modelling http://bit.ly/UnwaDZETH group: tracking-by-detection algorithm http://bit.ly/TPaq1HTLD real-time algorithm for tracking of unknown objects in videostreams http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/Z.Kalal/tld.htmlJeffrey Robinson’s at the Poetry & Revolution conference of <3http://poemsandpoetics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/reconfiguring-romanticism-54-jeffrey-c.htmlRussia today: Drone tests over West Wales enrage localshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c73liZ7srx4ASTRAEA http://www.astraea.aero/Activists blog:http://harryseeingred.wordpress.com/author/harryseeingred/Qinetic website: http://www.qinetiq.com/Pages/default.aspxRichard Marggraf Turley, Jayne Archer, Howard Thomas – Keats articles:http://bit.ly/GRVitX, http://bit.ly/UXsMgD, http://bit.ly/GHMGnSAndrew S. Tannenbaum, Computer Networks, 5th edn (2010)David Simpson, Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger (2010)Nicholas Roe, Keats and the Culture of Dissent (1998)––––– The Politics of Nature, 2nd edn (2002)

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