In doing so, the book also advances a programmatic reflection on the very possibility of a ‘political geography of surveillance’.
Author: Francisco Klauser
Category: Social Science
The digital age is also a surveillance age. Today, computerized systems protect and manage our everyday life; the increasing number of surveillance cameras in public places, the computerized loyalty systems of the retail sector, geo-localized smart-phone applications, or smart traffic and navigation systems. Surveillance is nothing fundamentally new, and yet more and more questions are being asked: Who monitors whom, and how and why? How do surveillance techniques affect socio-spatial practices and relationships? How do they shape the fabrics of our cities, our mobilities, the spaces of the everyday? And what are the implications in terms of border control and the exercise of political power? Surveillance and Space responds to these modern questions by exploring the complex and varied interactions between surveillance and space. In doing so, the book also advances a programmatic reflection on the very possibility of a ‘political geography of surveillance’.
Rooting its arguments in an accessible reading of cultural theory, this iconoclastic book develops a notion of surveillance space - somewhere beyond the public and the private, somewhere we will all soon live.
Author: John Edward McGrath
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Performing Arts
Loving Big Brother looks at a wide range of performance and visual artists, at popular television shows and movies, and at our day-to-day encounters with surveillance. Rooting its arguments in an accessible reading of cultural theory, this iconoclastic book develops a notion of surveillance space - somewhere beyond the public and the private, somewhere we will all soon live. It's a place we're just beginning to understand.
This collection will appeal to scholars of media and cultural studies, contemporary literature, film and art and American studies.
Author: Susan Flynn
Category: Social Science
In a world of ubiquitous surveillance, watching and being watched are the salient features of the lives depicted in many of our cultural productions. This collection examines surveillance as it is portrayed in art, literature, film and popular culture, and makes the connection between our sense of ‘self’ and what is ‘seen’. In our post-panoptical world which purports to proffer freedom of movement, technology notes our movements and habits at every turn. Surveillance seeps out from businesses and power structures to blur the lines of security and confidentiality. This unsettling loss of privacy plays out in contemporary narratives, where the ‘selves’ we create are troubled by surveillance. This collection will appeal to scholars of media and cultural studies, contemporary literature, film and art and American studies.
Students will learn about the rockets that launch satellites, how satellites are used, and how the military uses secret space planes and test vehicles that are ready to spy from space or engage in any possible space wars.
Author: Earle Rice, Jr.
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The trail to find Osama bin Laden was uncovered by human and satellite intelligence, and the raid that killed him was directed by a fleet of intelligence-collecting satellites over Pakistan. Even though we can't see them, satellites play a large role in reconnaissance and defense support. Students will learn about the rockets that launch satellites, how satellites are used, and how the military uses secret space planes and test vehicles that are ready to spy from space or engage in any possible space wars. Full color photos, fact boxes, and comprehensive coverage of the history of the US satellite program fill out this timely title.
Watching Earth from Space gives you the answers to these and many other burning questions of the day. This is the story of how our planet is being monitored by hundreds of space-borne instruments for both military and peaceful reasons.
Author: Pat Norris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Our planet is constantly monitored by hundreds of space-borne instruments. This book describes the technology of those instruments and the sciences that provide useful information from them. It also discusses the political implications of space-borne monitoring. From the moment satellites were launched into orbit their ability to see what was happening on a global scale was appreciated — and feared. This well researched book strives to answer such diverse questions as: Are satellites really a threat to individual privacy? How bad, really, is climate change and global warming? Why can’t we find Osama bin Laden? Does the world have enough fresh water? The military side of the story is linked to the big security issues that we face, such as terrorism and civil wars. The civilian side of the story involves numerous successful collaborations in weather forecasting, navigation, communications, and other such "peaceful" uses of satellite surveillance. How the world handles the knowledge gained from these Earth watchers will be critical in the years to come, and Norris skillfully leads us through the issues and possible paths we can take.
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This edited collection examines the culture of surveillance as it is expressed in the built environment.
Author: Susan Flynn
Category: Social Science
This edited collection examines the culture of surveillance as it is expressed in the built environment. Expanding on discussions from previous collections; Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves (2017) and Surveillance, Race, Culture (2018), this book seeks to explore instances of surveillance within and around specific architectural entities, both historical and fictitious, buildings with specific social purposes and those existing in fiction, film, photography, performance and art. Providing new readings of, and expanding on Foucault’s work on the panopticon, these essays examine the role of surveillance via disparate fields of enquiry, such as the humanities, social sciences, technological studies, design and environmental disciplines. Surveillance, Architecture and Control seeks to engender new debates about the nature of the surveilled environment through detailed analyses of architectural structures and spaces; examining how cultural, geographical and built space buttress and produce power relations. The various essays address the ongoing fascination with contemporary notions of surveillance and control.
This document reports the Committee's findings on Space Surveillance. Space Control is an important element of future Air Force activity.
This study of Space Surveillance, Asteroids and Comets, and Space Debris is a study that is separable into three parts, each of which is sufficiently complex to be a study of its own. It was requested by Commander, Air Force Space Command, and approved by the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Because increased knowledge of asteroids and comets as well as debris depends on an enhanced space surveillance system, the unifying subject is that of space surveillance. This document reports the Committee's findings on Space Surveillance. Space Control is an important element of future Air Force activity. Space Surveillance that can provide accurate and timely information on every object in space is a fundamental need of Space Control. This study describes today's Satellite Surveillance Network, which mainly consists of sensors deployed for missile attack warning and makes use of technology now several decades old. The present radars, with some modest upgrades and proper calibration, could perform superior earth satellite surveillance, if the processing capability were updated to realize the inherent detection and orbit determination accuracies of the sensors. Deep-space surveillance is dependent on optical sensors deployed in locations around the world that could provide a timely search capability for new or maneuvering objects. This study provides recommendations that can vastly improve Air Force surveillance capabilities at modest cost. - Ultimately, Space Surveillance should be conducted from space to obtain worldwide coverage and to ensure timely data without the need for surveillance and tracking stations on foreign soil. This study recommends steps to be taken immediately.
Author: Bryce Clayton NewellPublish On: 2018-07-11
This book also explores alternative understandings of the impacts that modern living and technological progress have on the experience of being in public, as well as the very nature of what public space really is.
Author: Bryce Clayton Newell
Category: Social Science
Today, public space has become a fruitful venue for surveillance of many kinds. Emerging surveillance technologies used by governments, corporations, and even individual members of the public are reshaping the very nature of physical public space. Especially in urban environments, the ability of individuals to remain private or anonymous is being challenged. Surveillance, Privacy, and Public Space problematizes our traditional understanding of ‘public space’. The chapter authors explore intertwined concepts to develop current privacy theory and frame future scholarly debate on the regulation of surveillance in public spaces. This book also explores alternative understandings of the impacts that modern living and technological progress have on the experience of being in public, as well as the very nature of what public space really is. Representing a range of disciplines and methods, this book provides a broad overview of the changing nature of public space and the complex interactions between emerging forms of surveillance and personal privacy in these public spaces. It will appeal to scholars and students in a variety of academic disciplines, including sociology, surveillance studies, urban studies, philosophy, law, communication and media studies, political science, and criminology.
This volume explores spaces of security not only by attending to how security is produced by and in spaces, but also by emphasizing the ways in which it is constructed in the contemporary landscape.
Author: Mark Maguire
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
An ethnographic investigation into the dynamics between space and security in countries around the world It is difficult to imagine two contexts as different as a soccer stadium and a panic room. Yet, they both demonstrate dynamics of the interplay between security and space. This book focuses on the infrastructures of security, considering locations as varied as public entertainment venues to border walls to blast-proof bedrooms. Around the world, experts, organizations, and governments are managing societies in the name of security, while scholars and commentators are writing about surveillance, state violence, and new technologies. Yet in spite of the growing emphasis on security, few truly consider the spatial dimensions of security, and particularly how the relationship between space and security varies across cultures. This volume explores spaces of security not only by attending to how security is produced by and in spaces, but also by emphasizing the ways in which it is constructed in the contemporary landscape. The book explores diverse contexts ranging from biometrics in India to counterterrorism in East Africa to border security in Argentina. The ethnographic studies demonstrate the power of a spatial lens to highlight aspects of security that otherwise remain hidden, while also adding clarity to an elusive and dangerous way of managing the world.
An ESA - funded feasibility study for a future independent European space surveillance capability was performed recently . Some of the main conclusions
are presented here . We discuss the surveillance of the geostationary ring ( GEO
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Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and ...
Author: Michael Sorkin
Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting from the most literal level—barricades and barriers in front of buildings, beefed up border patrols, gated communities, "safe rooms,"—to more abstract levels—enhanced surveillance at public spaces such as airports, increasing worries about contagion, the psychological predilection for fortified space—the contributors cover the full gamut of securitized public life that is defining the zeitgeist of twenty-first century America