Techniques of Surveillance Fall 06 - Syllabus

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Techniques of Surveillance
Fall, 2006

Instructor: Mark Tribe

Course Outline | Resources | Student Work | | Production Two Manual

Tue 9.5: No Meeting
Wed 9.6: Introduction
  • Review Course Outline and Syllabus
  • Introductory Lecture
Tue 9.12: Screening
  • Hitchcock, Alfred. ''Rear Window.'' Universal Studios, 1954. 115 min.
Wed 9.13: Surveillance and Pleasure
  • Discussion:
    • Weibel, Peter. "Pleasure and the Panoptic Principle." In Levin, Thomas, Ursula Frohne, Peter Weibel, Eds. ''CTRL SPACE: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother.'' MIT Press, 2002, pp. 207-223. Available at OCRA.
  • Recommended:
    • Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." ''Screen,'' (August 1975), vol 16, no. 3. Available at OCRA.
    • Hitchcock, Alfred. Rear Window. Universal Studios, 1954.
  • Discuss surveillance project
  • Disccuss presentations, pick topics
Tue 9.19: Screening
  • Big Brother (TV series).
Wed 9.20: Surveillance and Entertainment
  • Discussion:
    • Andrejevic, Mark. ''Reality TV.'' Rowman & Littlefield, 2003. Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6
    • Burgin, Victor. "Jenni's Room: Exhibitionism and Solitude." In Weibel, Peter, ''CTRL SPACE: Rhetorics Of Surveillance From Bentham To Big Brother.'' MIT Press, 2002, p.228-235. Available at OCRA.
    • Big Brother (TV series).
  • Student presentations
    • Karynn Ikeda
    • Bosung Kim
    • Elise Morrison
  • Work on surveillance project
Tue 9.26: Screening
  • How Little We Know of Our Neighbors. Rebecca Barron, 2005.
  • Discuss film and reading:
Wed 9.27: Surveillance Project Studio
Tue 10.3: Surveillance Project Studio
Wed 10.4: Surveillance Project Crit
Tue 10.10: Screening
  • Radford, Michael. ''1984.'' MGM, 1984. 113 min.
Wed 10.11: Surveillance and Power
  • Discussion:
    • Orwell, George. ''1984.'' Signet, 1950. Excerpts as assigned.
    • 1984 Surveillance Edit
    • Radford, Michael. ''1984.'' MGM, 1984. 113 min.
    • Foucault, Michel. "Panopticism." In ''Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison.'' Vintage, 1995. pp. 195-228.  Read it here!
  • Discuss counter-surveillance project
Tue 10.17: Screening
  • Coppola, Francis Ford. ''The Conversation.'' Paramount Studios, 1974.
Wed 10.18: Screening
  • Scott, Tony. ''Enemy of the State.'' Touchstone Pictures, 1998. 140 min.
Tue 10.24: Surveillance and Security
  • Discussion:
    • De Landa, Manuel. ''War in the Age of Intelligent Machines.'' Zone Books, 1991. "Policing the Spectrum," pp. 179 - 231.
    • Coppola, Francis Ford. ''The Conversation.'' Paramount Studios, 1974.
  • Student presentations
    • Taylor Friedman
Wed 10.25: Surveillance and Privacy
  • Discussion:
    • Agre, Phillip E. "Surveillance and Capture: Two Models of Privacy." In Waldrip-Fruin and Montfort, Nick, ''The New Media Reader.'' MIT Press, 2004. Available at OCRA.
    • Deleuze, Gilles. "Postscript on Societies of Control". In Levin, Thomas, Ursula Frohne, Peter Weibel, Eds. ''CTRL [SPACE]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother.'' MIT Press, 2002, pp. 317-321. Available at OCRA.
    • Scott, Tony. ''Enemy of the State.'' Touchstone Pictures, 1998. 140 min.
  • Student presentations
    • Peter Scheidt -
    • Joseph Kuhn -
    • Bosung Kim -
  • Work on counter-surveillance projects
Tue 10.31: Counter-Surveillance Project Studio
Wed 11.1: Counter-surveillance Project Crit
Tue 11.7: Group Project Studio
  • Brainstorming
Wed 11.8: Group Project Studio
  • More brainstorming
  • Form Groups
  • Develop Ideas
Tue 11.14: Group Project Studio
Wed 11.15: Group Project Studio
Tue 11.21: No meeting (by concensus)
Wed 11.22: No Meeting (Thanksgiving Recess)
Tue 11.28: Group Project Progress Report
Wed 11.29: Group Project Studio
Tue 12.5: Group Project Studio
Wed 12.6: Group Project Crit
Wed 12.13: [TS 06 Wrap-up] and Evaluations

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