University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities

Tracking by Default – Infrastructures and Atmospheres of Surveillance

Date and time

Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 09:30 to 15:30

Registration Deadline

Saturday 16 March 2019 at 00:25


Department of Information Studies, University of Copenhagen - South Campus

Njalsgade 76, build. 4, Room 4A-0-56
2300 Copenhagen S


Event: Tracking by Default – Infrastructures and Atmospheres of Surveillance

Surveillance as the big state eye that looked down on us from the outside through surveillance cameras and bugged telephones has evolved. Today the space we move in is extended by a digital infrastructure that tracks us by default. Surveillance has become ordinary. Conducted by not only state actors, but also commercial actors and embedded in the digital and physical architecture and atmospheres of our everyday lives. This seminar explores the atmospheres and infrastructures of surveillance: How do spaces of surveillance evolve? How do they affect us? What are the cultural and social implications? What are the political implications? What is the role of technologists, architects, artist and designers?

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