Monday, September 29, 2008

Crowdsourced photo survey of the UK surveillance state

The Open Rights Group in the UK is planning to crowdsource a photographic survey of the United Kingdom's surveillane aparatus on October 11. Participants are encouraged to:

  1. Spot something that embodies the UK’s wholesale transformation into the surveillance society/database state. Subjects might include your local CCTV camera(s), or fingerprinting equipment in your child’s school library
  2. Snap it
  3. Upload it to Flickr and tag it “FNFBigPicture” - please use an Attribution Creative Commons license*

Check out: The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » Capturing the database state: community photocall. I'll post a selection of the photos on the blog. (Via the ever-vigilant Boing Boing.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why are there no events in Canada on Oct 11? There are thousands of video surveillance cameras in place, filming whatever their owner thinks is right. Here it might not be the government that is responsible for a deterioration of privacy but more so private companies.