“Big Brother Is You, Watching.” Week3 Participation Literacy


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“Big Brother Is You, Watching.” Week3 Participation Literacy

  1. 1. Participation Literacy Week# 3 “Big Brother is you, watching.” Trebor Scholz | LCST 3073 A | Spring 2009
  2. 2. Conversation: Privacy and Social Networking week 3 Feb 10, 12 Required Reading: Mark Andrejevic, quot;iMonitoring Keeping Track of One Another,quot; Mark Andrejevic, iSpy Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007) 212-240. # Group project: Video conversation about the readings (due Feb 12 before class) Trebor Scholz | LCST 3073 A | Spring 2009
  3. 3. # Group project: Video discussion on Seesmic.com about the readings (due Feb 12 before class) Trebor Scholz | LCST 3073 A | Spring 2009
  4. 4. Is privacy over?
  5. 5. Ordering pizza in the future http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNJl9EEcsoE
  6. 6. http://captainstlucifer.>iles.wordpress.com/2007/11/xray‐glasses.jpg Search engine surveillance for personal reasons (Andrejevic, 225) “Unless we start monitoring our publicly available data shadows, we’re often unaware of the information available about ourselves online.” (Andrejevic, 228)
  7. 7. http://ginacobb.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2007/04/29/bushfalkner.jpg Spouse of 9/11 victim and father: “What I saw is what I want to see in the heart and in the soul in the man who sits in the highest elected office in our country.” Political leaders internalize the lessons of Fakeout (Andrejevic, 217)
  8. 8. Gladwell: “the 2nd brain” is the gut...” (Andrejevic, 238)
  9. 9. http://>ire>ly.com Locate your child with Firefly “We are being habituated to an emerging surveillance regime i which we all know that we could be monitored at any time- a realization driven home by the repetitive drum beat of investigative reports about commercial and state monitoring.” (239) “We transform the goals of authorities into the choices and commitments of individuals.” (Andrejevic, 240)
  10. 10. http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/encyclopedia_images/_DIDTHEY.GIF Find out when they read your email and how long they looked at it
  11. 11. http://netdetective.com/
  12. 12. http://www.snapshotspy.com/special/index.htm “We... develop strategies of investigation and verification not just for the claims of politicians, but for those of friends, family, lovers, and coworkers.” “We appeal to the evidence of our eyes and not to the words of others.” (Andrejevic, 217)
  13. 13. http://www.datedetectives.com/
  14. 14. -Buzz Group Break- What question would you most like to have answered regarding the topic of the lecture today? Of all ideas and points you have heard so far today, which is the most obscure or ambiguous to you? What is the most contentious statement you heard in the lecture so far?
  15. 15. Privacy in Google Latitude http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXmcoadcoJY
  16. 16. http://is.gd/j7VF
  17. 17. http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/>lash/i/i_06/i_06_s/i_06_s_mou/i_06_s_mou_1b.jpg Do social media bring us closer to Frederick Taylor’s vision of the domestication of control?
  18. 18. “No drawer will be left unopened...” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bypz2f3HbYU Room Raiders MTV ”
  19. 19. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1Op3HqijHBs/SPybhAtqWEI/AAAAAAAAAGI/zEND8OlgrwI/s1600/IMG_6966.JPG Interactivity as surveillance and verification
  20. 20. http://greenskye.>iles.wordpress.com/2008/03/csi‐miami.jpg http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/images/580_big01.jpg “Popular ... tv programming portrays surveillance as a means of flushing out the phonies” (Andrejevic, 231)
  21. 21. http://www.appliedautonomy.com
  22. 22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSCTlhmcgSE The Real World, MTV “voyeur nation” “a culture of mutual detection” “Big Brother is you, watching.” (Andrejevic, 239, 219) In an era in which everyone is to be considered potentially suspect, we are invited to become spies-- for our own good.” (Andrejevic, 240)
  23. 23. You have choices. Decide when privacy really matters and when anonymity instead of complete privacy is good enough. Adjust your privacy settings. Live out in the open: it’ll help you to collaborate. Learn to live with transparency, make mistakes and correct them, be honest.
  24. 24. Trebor Scholz scholzt@newschool.edu The New School University Twitter: trebors Blog: http://www.collectivate.net/journalisms This presentation is published under the creative commons attribution, non-commercial, share alike license.