Loving Big Brother: Performance, Privacy and Surveillance Space John McGrath

ISBN: 9780415275385

Published: March 2nd 2004

Paperback

240 pages


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Loving Big Brother: Performance, Privacy and Surveillance Space  by  John McGrath

Loving Big Brother: Performance, Privacy and Surveillance Space by John McGrath
March 2nd 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780415275385 | 6.11 Mb

In Loving Big Brother the author tackles head on the overstated claims of the crime-prevention and anti-terrorism lobbies. But he also argues that we desire and enjoy surveillance, and that, if we can understand why this is, we may transform theMoreIn Loving Big Brother the author tackles head on the overstated claims of the crime-prevention and anti-terrorism lobbies. But he also argues that we desire and enjoy surveillance, and that, if we can understand why this is, we may transform the effect it has on our lives. This book looks at a wide range of performance and visual artists, at popular TV shows and movies, and at our day-to-day encounters with surveillance, rooting its arguments in an accessible reading of cultural theory.Constant scrutiny by surveillance cameras is usually seen as - at best - an invasion of privacy, and at worst an infringement of human rights.

But in this radical new account of the uses of surveillance in art, performance and popular culture, John E McGrath sets out a surprizing alternative: a world where we have much to gain from the experience of being watched.This iconoclastic book develops a notion of surveillance space - somewhere beyond the public and the private, somewhere we will all soon live. Its a place were just beginning to understand.



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