Surveillance Design
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 3512
Course Format: Studio
Location: Paris campus
Permission Required: No
  • Drawing
Digital networks provision for immense, unprecedented connectivity. This hyperconnectedness enables both unlimited communication and ubiquitous monitoring. As whistleblowers leak details about international surveillance infrastructures and the considerable overlaps with commercial platforms, Internet users confront startling revelations about how both state and private actors record and mine the details of our lives. Big Brother meets Big Data. This course examines these phenomena within historical and contemporary socio-technical contexts. Paying special attention to artworks and products that critique, mitigate, or respond to surveillance, the studio elective will support the practice of making new responses to the implementation of digital tracking infrastructures as an art and design practice, by exploring critical artifacts, systems, strategies, and interventions.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Paris students.