Andrew Brown

Watching me, watching you

Surveillance allows the state to control the populace without having to resort to physical force. Control is achieved through influence, management, direction or protection of the population.

Prior to the proliferation of personal technology, surveillance of people was predominantly covert, engendering fear of the unknown, resulting in manipulation.

This project explores the concept of individual privacy at a time where access and use of technology is ubiquitous. I am interested in the dichotomy of the pervasive amount of personal information that people either choose to divulge or personal information about the populace that is covertly collected, and the use of such information by those in power or wishing to yield power.