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Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375302-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7530-2
... Beginning with a discussion of an 1863 carte de visite of Wilson Chinn, a branded slave, chapter 3 examines early applications of biometric surveillance and draws a link between contemporary biometric information technology and transatlantic slavery. The diary of English planter Thomas...
Published: 29 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027874-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2787-4
... “Music as a Technology of Surveillance” centers on the transactions between platforms and an assortment of advertisers, data brokers, and other third parties. Especially among stand-alone services, the need to develop alternative means of extracting value from customers has encouraged aggressive...
Published: 15 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
...Biometric Technologies as Surveillance Assemblages U.S. media outlets created a supportive domestic context of reception for surveillance technologies adopted in the post-9/11 era by portraying the United States’ enemies in the war on terror as the “opaque” bodies of reference from which...
Book Chapter

By Rachel Hall
Published: 04 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7529-6
... trusted traveler prescreening surveillance technology performance biometrics transparency ...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375302-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7530-2
... and dark sousveillance. Dark sousveillance is a reading praxis and method of examining the racial logics of surveillance by questioning how certain surveillance technologies installed during slavery to track blackness as property anticipate surveillance practices of the contemporary moment. An overview...
Published: 04 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375296-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7529-6
... Screening by full-body and biometric scanners provides US citizens and others traveling within the United States and select other nations the opportunity to distinguish themselves from would-be terrorists. Surveillance technologies render passengers’ three-dimensional bodies as flat visual...
Book Chapter

By Kath Weston
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... food biosecurity surveillance animals technology ...
Book Chapter

By Kath Weston
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
...-intimacies that produce “close” knowledge of animals from a technologically mediated distance. To understand how, this chapter examines the deployment of surveillance technologies during the attempt to establish a National Animal Identification System in the United States. Rather than trying to get...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373827-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... that produce “close” knowledge of animals from a technologically mediated distance. To understand how, this chapter examines the deployment of surveillance technologies during the attempt to establish a National Animal Identification System in the United States. Rather than trying to get reacquainted...
Published: 15 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
...The Visual and Surveillance<subtitle>Bodies on Display</subtitle> In this chapter, the author examines the ways that surveillance technologies work to discipline different bodies paying particular attention to race and gender. The author focuses on the Shafia murders in Canada as iconized...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... In this chapter, the author examines the ways that surveillance technologies work to discipline different bodies paying particular attention to race and gender. The author focuses on the Shafia murders in Canada as iconized in the mainstream media as honor killings and argues...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... Interdisciplinary artist David Rokeby’s landmark work, Very Nervous System (1986–2004), uses video surveillance technology, synthesizers, a sound system, computers, and image-processing software designed by Rokeby to translate movement into music and/or sound. Through an intuitive process...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... contemporary developments in new technologies and the intensification of surveillance since the 1980s, tracing the history of surveillance back to organized forms of state control such as settler colonialism, the management of women's reproductive autonomy, the regulation of sexuality and the institutionalized...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... U.S. media outlets created a supportive domestic context of reception for surveillance technologies adopted in the post-9/11 era by portraying the United States’ enemies in the war on terror as the “opaque” bodies of reference from which “transparent” passenger-suspects are encouraged...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... in creating the image? And how does racialization figure in this setup? The chapter recuperates feminist scholarship on practices of looking; while some surveillance technologies may be new, the forms of oppression reproduced by them are not. In the popular press, Cyrus, constructed as white, is situated...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... Las Vegas epitomizes the normalization of surveillance and the privatization of public space. The same data mining and biometric technologies used to monitor gamblers, maximize consumption, and control labor in casinos are integrated into other aspects of daily life, such as online shopping...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... David Rokeby’s landmark work, Very Nervous System (1986–2004), uses video surveillance technology, synthesizers, a sound system, computers, and image-processing software designed by Rokeby to translate movement into music and/or sound. Through an intuitive process of corporeal improvisation...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... blogging practices function as a surveillant assemblage—monitoring, abstracting and 'knowing' the body of the gestational Indian surrogate inside and out. transnational surrogacy India reproductive justice blogging ultrasound technology baby bumps ...
... in rural communities. Sahaayaka's excess value emerged as part of the powerful and totalizing imaginary of the digital as the solution to poverty in India. At the same time, the savarna diasporic Hindu has been perceived as having a preternatural capacity for technological innovation and therefore has...
Published: 07 June 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004493-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0449-3
...Surveillance Systems from Facebook to Fast Fashion ...