Loving Big Brother
“From George Orwell to reality TV– is surveillance to be feared or embraced?” (Loving Big Brother by John E McGrath, Routledge, 2004)
There are more cameras in the UK than anywhere else in the world, even at Speakers’ Corner…We are being watched all the time.
There are even "Talking" CCTV cameras that tell off people dropping litter or committing anti-social behaviour in 20 areas across England (BBC News)
Surveillance seems to have become the eyes and ears of authority in our advanced technological society?
But does it make us feel safer or is it an invasion of privacy? Or does it open up new possibilities for interaction, resistance, creativity and politics?
Leading artists, activists and social thinkers: John E McGrath (Artistic Director of Manchester’s ground breaking Contact Theatre and author of Loving Big Brother); Paula Roush, Artist, founder of msdm and member of KISSS (Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression), and Nic Groombridge (www.criminologyinpublic.com) journalist and lecturer who has published on CCTV, sexuality and criminology and car crime come together to interrogate surveillance culture with the public in an interactive platform.
For more information contact the Red Room: www.theredroom.org.uk,
(020) 7735 7797, email@example.com
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