1984 Presentation


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1984 presentation on the topic of "The Role of Surveillance in Today's Society" by Chris Miranda, Mike D'Aprix, Suin Lee, and Ellen Kaveevittayakun

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1984 Presentation

  2. 2. Four Focus Areas • Censorship • Self-Surveillance • Thought Police • Elctronic Surveillance
  3. 3. Censorship
  4. 4. Censorship In 1984 Movie 1984 directed by Michael Anderson in 1956
  5. 5. How? INTERNET – 1. Under the Control of Government and Huge Corporations 2. A Lot of Contents in One Place 3. Easy and Fast to Find a Lot of Contents 4. Easy and Fast to Block the Contents
  6. 6. Internet Censorship Map www.rsf.org – Reporters Without Border
  7. 7. Internet Censorship • Internet Monitoring System • Specific Corporations for Monitoring and Analyzing Internet Contents • Blog Censorship Article (07.07.10) from Korean newspaper, Segye Newspaper
  8. 8. Self-Surveillance
  9. 9. Self-Surveillance • de·nounce • 1. to condemn or censure openly or publicly: to d enounce a politician as morally corrupt. • 2. to make a formal accusation against, as to th e police or in acourt. • Dictionary.com
  10. 10. Self-Surveillance • Denunciation is a practice commonly used in authoritarian regimes. • By making citizens accountable for each other’s a ctions they will be more likely to turn each other in. • Creates fear, which in turn leads to competition. • ‘Betray them before they can betray me’.
  11. 11. Self-Surveillance • North Korea’s “Household Watch/Five-Family System” • “In every apartment building, neighborhood, and town, households are grouped together. A local party official appoints a resident… to watch over her neighbors and report any suspicious behavior.” • If one family leaves the country the other families are held accountable and often punished in the other family’s stead. • Kondgan Oh. “North Korea: The Nadir of Freedom” (2007) Foreign Policy Research Instit ute.
  12. 12. Self-Surveillance “You think there’s no other way of saving yourself… You want it to happen to the other person. You don’t give a damn what they suffer. All you care about is yourself.” • Orwell, George. 1984. New York, New York: Penguin Group, 1950. Print.
  13. 13. Thought Police
  14. 14. Thought Police in 1984 The presence of Thought Police is very prominent throughout 1984. Life is dictated by the existence of Thought Police and the possibility of someone always listening prepared to strike. A family that is close to Winston, the main character, finds the parent’s demise at hands of their own children who are Thought Police. Another example is the discovery of Winston and Julia’s affair and their role in the Rebellion.
  15. 15. Thought Police in Modern Times • The existence of Thought Police in modern times can be seen in the recent and existing Totalitarian or Authoritarian governments. • Previously in the USSR Thought Police were utilized to weed out those who did not follow the decreed Stalinism. • The use of Thought Police was prominent in Nazis Germany to find men and women hiding those of the Jewish faith.
  16. 16. Thought Police in the Future • 8:36 • The world of Equilibrium depicts a future world where emotions are controlled and Thought Police exist to prevent the outbreak of emotions.