Watching the Watchers
Tuesday Jan 09 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
This workshop is part of the weeklong program CLASSIFIED, a multidisciplinary look at art and surveillance.
Led by artist Hasan Elahi, this workshop addresses numerous issues about surveillance including whether the cameras should be hidden or overt, who should have access to what the camera is seeing, and how artists and designers should engage with this ever-pervasive element of contemporary life. Hasan Elahi is an artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. In 2002, an erroneous tip accusing him of terrorist activities led to a six-month investigation by the FBI: Elahi reacted to this by creating a long-term project “Tracking Transience,” which resulted in him being watched by millions more people on The Colbert Report, as well as CNN, CBS, Al Jazeera, and Fox News.
This workshop is best suited for high school and college students. Limited to 10 people. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops.
Admission: Free with RSVP via the link above.