Surveillance In Absentia

Surveillance In Absentia

 

  • Surveillant anxiety based concept of a tracking technology tracking itself and its own processes (can there be a surveillant in absence of a subject?)
  • With more data comes more truth(?) http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/the-anxieties-of-big-data/
  • Inversion of the “surveillance gaze” — your browsing history being used to create “profiles” for the popular trackers/analytics
  • Trackers as “people” (humanistic perspective with an antagonistic twist)
  • Use SQL queries to single out which sites the trackers are on and use that data to create patterns in their tracking behavior.
  • Trackers have neighbours (trackers which happen to track similar kind of sites)
  • Behavioral characteristics inferred from the kind of sites they track
  • Potentially create abstract “profile” images visualized from their tracking data.