Synoptic Gaze: Surveillance Counter Culture

Protests are becoming commonplace events during the time of Covid-19. The surveillance of protesters and activists has been part of policing the public sphere for centuries but the techniques are changing and becoming more invasive as technology and media infiltrate every sector of society. Facial recognition apps and spyware apps such as Pegasis are available …

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The COVID1984 animation is made for distribution on social media platforms and appears in a 1:1 ratio for easy distribution and viewing on handheld devices. This short video warns the public sphere about the rhetoric in the media. Inspired by the style of graphics innovator Saul Bass and rebel artists of the Dadaists movement, Karin sets the storyline in literature and history. Karin uses the concepts of Orwellian …

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