Papers from the Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Biennial Conference, Barcelona 2014.
Edited by Rosamunde van Brakel, Liliana Arroyo Moliner and Gemma Galdon Clavell
This issue includes a debate section based around Kevin Macnish's article, Just Surveillance?. The full text of this debate and all the responses can be downloaded as one file here.
This section was edited by Laura Huey, and it will sadly be her last as S&S Debates Editor. We would like to thank her very much for her excellent work, and also welcome our new Debates Editor, Randy Lippert.
Edited by Kirstie Ball, Clive Norris and David Murakami Wood.
This is a double issue featuring both papers from open submission and papers originally presented at the 5th Biannual Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Conference, 'Watch This Space? Surveillance Futures', organized by Kirstie Ball, Ben Goold, Nicky Green, Clive Norris and Charles Raab.
This double issue is the final issue in the first decade of Surveillance & Society. 2012 was in many ways something of a milestone year for Surveillance Studies for it also saw the release of the enormous Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies, reviewed in this issue by Steve Wright.
Along with nine new articles, this double issue also features an extended Debate section, under our new Debates Editor, Laura Huey, continuing to engage with the privacy challenge laid down by Colin Bennett in issue 8(4), and considering the question of Online Privacy.
The full text is available here (or by clicking on the link under the individual contributions).
This issue is accompanied by an online exhibition which is connected to the article by Fernanda Bruno, Paola Barreto and Milena Szafir.
Featuring a special debate section, with Colin Bennett, Pris Regan, John Gilliom, danah boyd and Felix Stalder discussing Bennett's essay, In Defense of Privacy.
This double issue covers the vast terrain of surveillance and its relationships to children and childhood. The articles are grouped as follows:
- Overview of surveillance tools (Marx & Steeves)
- Surveillance and Parenting (Henderson, Harmon & Houser)
- Surveillance in Schools (Sparrman & Lindgren; Gallagher; McCahill & Finn)
- Surveillance of Children in Care/At Risk (McIntosh et al.; Osmond)
- Concluding article on impact of surveillance on trust (Rooney)
The relationship between the visual arts and surveillance has been explored through large scale exhibitions (CTRL:Space, ZKM), and texts such as Loving Big Brother (McGrath, 2004) have introduced questions of performance and performativity into the surveillance debate. However, as the technological possibilities available to artists grow, and the social impact of surveillance is increasingly recognized, there is a need for a thorough examination of the uses of surveillance in the visual arts, particularly in the genres of new media and performance art, where issues regarding technological engagement and embodiment come to the fore. This special issue of Surveillance & Society presents papers and works that examine the complexities of surveillance in new media and performance art.
Some additional material accompanies this issue on the artists' own websites, as well as the stills from Jordan Crandall's project, HOMEFRONT on our Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/surveillance_and_society/sets/72157624083983201/show/
Guest Editors: Laura Huey and Luis A. Fernandez
*With a special Review section on the UK House of Lords Constitution Committee report, Surveillance: Citizens and the State