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Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:10 pm

Keeping an eye on the surveillance problem

Filed under: Y'all go read this — Lex @ 12:10 pm
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This is cool, not only from a technological standpoint, not only for what it might mean for restoring lost vision, but also for the ramifications it might explore of an increasingly surveilled society:

A one-eyed documentary filmmaker is preparing to work with a video camera concealed inside a prosthetic eye, hoping to secretly record people for a project commenting on the global spread of surveillance cameras.

Surveillance cameras have helped solve crimes — they are not an unalloyed evil. But we are a society that, while it increasingly gives up privacy through blogs, Facebook, reality TV shows and other media, still expects some measure of privacy and expects control over when and when not to give it up. If Rob Spence can shed additional light on those and related issues, his project will be invaluable.


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