Sousveillance by the public and the artists

New York City Bill of Rights Defense Campaign is launching the Surveillance Camera Project to raise awareness about the proliferation of video surveillance technology in New York City, to encourage public discussion about the concerns raised by lack of regulation in that matter and to advocate for a legislation that would protect privacy and First Amendment rights.

The project offers training on spotting and mapping the cameras and invites volunteers to help develop a complete map of the locations of all video surveillance cameras that look out into public spaces.

Via Glowlab.


A Gathering of the Tribes magazine is looking for submissions for an issue dedicated to the evolving Sousveillance art movement. The contributions should be sent by Feb 1, 2005 and explore how individuals and cultures artistically respond to and represent a world increasingly under surveillance.

via plsj.