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In the Line of Sight: Art, Privacy and Surveillance

  • Dates: January 23, 2019
  • Location: The Rockwell Museum
  • Address: 111 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5386
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $10, Students: $5. Advance reservations recommended
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  • Lecture by Randolph Lewis, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and Accomplished Author

    Not too long ago, many Americans assumed that surveillance was something for criminals and spies to worry about, not ordinary people. But it’s fast becoming something that everyone has to confront in their daily life. After all, how do make sense of endless security cameras, TSA scanners, drones in our skies and Big Data analytics? What does it mean when Silicon Valley executives announce that “privacy is dead”? How should we feel about the fact that powerful surveillance technologies probably know more about our intimate lives than our friends and family? What are the ethics of making art in the age of ubiquitous surveillance? This lecture will explore such questions from a broad, humanistic perspective.