very interesting topic. Also, read the comments in the article! (a study in itself, I’d say). The problem of wearable technology is that, when it becomes hidden/ merges with in another archetype, such as a pair of glasses, it becomes intransparent. Where a handycam is recognizeable as a camera thus triggers a certain etiqutee surrounding
A poll is debated in the NY times, showing that, especially after the Boston attacks, acceptance of surveillance by the state has grown. On the topic of cameras; one sentence struk me: “There are cameras in stores and supermarkets. Our families would be safer and surveillance cameras would provide evidence to help agencies pursue people,
Surveillance in urban nightscapes
The socio-spatial effects of video-surveillance in urban nightlife districts
The examination of the whole surveillance network – visitors, CCTV technologies, surveillors, public authorities and entrepreneurs – and its effects on the production of public spaces in urban nightlife districts.
Elaboration of a interdisciplinary theoretical framework. A mixed-methods approach (ethnographs, interviews, discourse analysis, questionnaires, participatory workshops) will be employed to examine the practices, emotions and thoughts of various groups in nightscapes in three Dutch cities.
Generate recommendations about how video-surveillance can be (re)configured to maximize its potential to produce socially inclusive and heterogeneous nightscapes.