Sousveillance: Inventing and Using Wearable Computing Devices for Data Collection in Surveillance Environments.

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Steve Mann Jason Nolan Barry Wellman

Abstract

This paper describes using wearable computing devices to perform "sousveillance" (inverse surveillance) as a counter to organizational surveillance. A variety of wearable computing devices generated different kinds of responses, and allowed for the collection of data in different situations. Visible sousveillance often evoked counter-performances by front-line surveillance workers. The juxtaposition of sousveillance with surveillance generates new kinds of information in a social surveillance situation.

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Resistance / Subversion