Prison, camera, artist, spy: surveillance and new media art.

Gilbert, Elizabeth (2012) Prison, camera, artist, spy: surveillance and new media art. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Surveillance technology has been incorporated into every aspect of our lives, a situation warned against in George Orwell‟s Nineteen Eighty-Four. This study explores the rise of surveillance, particularly in the UK, and the changes in the related technology, then analyses two pieces of video art. Art is known to respond to social context, resulting in an accurate representation of the changing attitude towards observation and its implications. The aim of this study is to conclude whether the attitude towards surveillance is damaging to society, or if the many manifestations maintain the balance between positive and negative.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 14:29
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:10

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