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[Nettime-bold] Surveillance & Control: an event on surveillance technologies& new media art, March, Tate Modern



Surveillance and Control
A half-day conference in March


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1400 - 1830 [ GMT ]
1500 - 1930 [ Central European Time ]
0900 - 1330 [ US Eastern Standard Time ]
1930 - 0000 [ Indian / Culcutta Time ]
0100 - 0530 [ Australian Eastern Summer Time, 10 March]
0300 - 0730 [ New Zealand Summer Time, 10 March ]


Starr Auditorium, Level 2, Tate Modern, London, UK


As part of Tate Modern's Interpretation and Education programme, a half day 
conference on surveillance technologies and new media art will be take 
place. SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL considers widespread uses of electronic 
surveillance, analysing recent social and political developments, and 
asking how various surveillance technologies have impacted on new media art 

Tickets £10 (£5 concessions)

Bookings are now being accepted for this event.
To book tickets to attend, please ring Tate Ticketing on: 020 7887 8888 or 
email <tate.ticketing@tate.org.uk>.


We are living in a medialised society. Surveillance devices are used 
increasingly to monitor physical space, while the operation of global 
interception systems show the vulnerability of electronic space. The 
increasing ubiquity of surveillance has radically transformed the relation 
between public and private spheres, as well as the very nature of political 
and technological control.

This half day conference will probe recent developments in surveillance 
debates.  Investigative journalist, Duncan Campbell and media theorist, 
Eric Kluitenberg look at issues such as the use of the English/American 
automated interception and relay system, Echelon, and the controversial 
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPa), which updates UK law on the 
interception of communications.
Presentations by artists, Marko Peljhan, Kate Rich and Julia Scher will ask 
how artists are responding to, or subverting the surveillance strategies 
employed by the commercial and governmental sectors.


- Julia Scher, USA
Julia Scher is an artist, who’s work focuses on the subjects surveillance 
and cyber-sphere. Aiming at the exposure of dangers and ideologies of 
monitoring systems, Scher creates temporary and transitory 
web/installation/performance works that explore issues of power, control 
and seduction. She has lectured at Harvard University, Princeton University 
and Rutgers University.
Online data: interview: http://www.rhizome.org/object.rhiz?2772

- Marko Peljhan, Slovenia
Marko Peljhan is a media artist and founder of the organisation, Projekt 
Atol, which runs Makrolab, an autonomous communications, research and 
living unit. Makrolab has been shown at documentaX in Kassel in 1997, on 
Rottnest Island-Wadjemup, Australia in 2000, and will be installed at 
Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland  in 2002.
Online data: http://makrolab.ljudmila.org/

- Kate Rich, UK / Australia
Kate Rich is a video engineer for BIT (Bureau of Inverse Technology). BIT 
develops data, tracking and visualisation devices for critical deployment, 
such as the SUICIDE BOX vertical motion recorder, the BIT PLANE miniature 
spyplane, and the BANG BANG camera network.
Online data: http://bureauit.org

- Duncan Campbell, UK
Scottish born Duncan Campbell is an investigative journalist, author, 
consultant and television producer specialising in privacy, civil liberties 
and secrecy issues. His best-known investigations have led to major legal 
clashes with successive British governments. In 1988, he revealed the 
existence of the ECHELON project, which has since 1997 become controversial 
throughout the world and especially in Europe.
Online data: http://www.gn.apc.org/duncan

- Eric Kluitenberg, Netherlands
Eric Kluitenberg is a writer, theorist and organiser of culture and 
technology events. He lives in Amsterdam and currently works for De Balie, 
Centre for Culture and Politics, where in 2001 he organised The Society of 
Control - a event showcasing artists' use of electronic observation 
Online data: De Balie: http://www.balie.nl


This event will be presented live on the Tate website, as part of Tate’s 
Webcasting Programme. You can experience the event live online in audio and 
video using the Real Player.
To find out more, visit: <http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/programmes/webcasting>.
If you haven't experienced Tate Modern's webcasts before, please visit our 
technical help page:

For more on this event, see:
or contact:
Honor Harger, Webcasting Curator, Interpretation & Education, Tate Modern
Email: honor.harger@tate.org.uk
PH: (44) 020 7401 5066

For more information about Tate or getting tickets for the event:
Tate Box Office
Email: tate.ticketing@tate.org.uk
PH: (44) 020 7887 8888
URL: http://www.tate.org.uk

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