Monday, June 28, 2010

THE MOST SURVEYED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD




With all this buzz about the World Cup and who's "the most" in the world, I thought it would be fitting to post about an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London that I'm not going to be able to see. However, if you are in London this summer, you should definitely go and check out Exposed and send me the exhibition program. :)

"The UK is now the most surveyed country in the world. We have an obsession with voyeurism, privacy laws, freedom of media, and surveillance – images captured and relayed on camera phones, YouTube or reality TV.

Much of Exposed focuses on surveillance, including works by both amateur and press photographers, and images produced using automatic technology such as CCTV. The issues raised are particularly relevant in the current climate, with topical debates raging around the rights and desires of individuals, terrorism and the increasing availability and use of surveillance. Exposed confronts these issues and their implications head-on."

And in honor of the exhibition, here are some "secret agent man" photos of Colby from the New York City Subway. Watch out, he's up to no good!!!

1 comment:

  1. The premise of the exhibtion is valid - when I was last there I was amazed at the number of cams around. There is said to be a privacy issue but I'm not buying it totally. They only view you when you're out and about in public anyway and in public do you really have a reasonable expectation of privacy? To me it's not that much different from having a (lot of) cop(s) on the beat, but in this day and age with knifings and stabbings all too common it's an effective way to patrol the worst town centres. The place isn't what it used to be when I was living there years ago; there is much more crime in even the most salubrious neighbourhoods. Shame really; my childhood was quite idyllic in a little Yorkshire village. Google "Knaresborough" if you'd like to see pics of it. Still loving your blog!

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