here's the text-track from my 'glog
(i 'glogged the event, audiovisual and other data streams simultaneously, in the philosophy track, as well as in the plenary tracks)
ashvin goel: i'm a new faculty member, interested in videoconfering related technology. i'm an o.s. person. implemetning internet conference techology. recent interest: forensic analysis, computer system breakins. looking for an antidote to XOM (eXecute Only Memory). (xom runs verified software.) ensures revenue streams. How can you design software and hardware that gets around XOM. richard smith: i'm in communcations at simon fraser u., interested in surveillance for 4yrs, teaching course on surveillance, thorny issue is impact on civic life. if i'm not trusted by the system, i may reciprocate that mistrust, thereby dropping my trust in the democratic process, no longer participating by voting, or in other ways. i'm researching transit system. it's one of the most highly surveilled of quasi public space. forming opinions on trust. anastasios "tas" venetsanopoulos, professor of ee, my research area is multimedia. research interest is in image retrieval from large databases, algorithms for quick retrival from large databases. small world concept where images are connected together. identify what are the main questions we have to deal with. new technology brings new questions. it's somehow analogous to sharing audio through the 'net. here we're sharing images through the web. what are the fundamental questions and how can we deal with them. identify the big issues. khristen berg, social work, how people access health info from internet. interested on a philosophical theoretical, bridge tech.+access in social work. digital divide tends to come to forefront, but new thinking using c.s. as a backdrop. stephanie perrin: i'm a privacy consultant from montreal, i'm the research coordinator for the project steve's associated with. anonymity as philsophical moral legal ethical and regulatory. i was 20 years in government working on privacy leglislation. evan jones, filmmaker and teaching assistant at ryerson, utilize sousveillance for disenfranchised, in popular culture mass culture. subversion, beneficial negative aspects of semi-alternative realities. sociopolitical aspects of 'glogs. stefanos pantagis, assistive technology for visually impaired. integrating consumer technology to point-of-care, family area network. maintaining privacy of 'glog. complexities of subjectrights, e.g. from pfizer and ibm teaming up. medical informatings + bioinf. vid ingelvics, i'm at ocad [ontario college of art and design] photography, institutional archives. public space and surveillance. alex halavais, suny school of informatics, collaborative technologies that help to assist. i teach a seminar on surveillance. technologies like rfid, and sensing the environment broadly. ways of controlling dissemination of information in public spaces. why academics are less likely to 'blog. liklihood to spread beyond where they can control. developing technology and process to control dissemination. arun blake: anthropology+filmmaking, application of eyetap technology in documentary filmmaking, as it can be used by the people who are being documented. i also have a visual impairment. portable machine to read. eyetap for people to read, see streetsigns and recognize faces. frankie, ece516, autistic spectrum disorder. exploring wearcomp for... legal and ethical problems, issues like steve's faced with when he walks into a sears. [http://wearcam.org/shootingback/sears.mpg] what needs to be tackled first are these issues. anastasios "tas" venetsanopoulos: covert rig solves part of second problem. alex halavais: when hiding: you're doing what sears is doing. if you had a little red light [to let people know when 'glogging]. kiristen: amplifies the power dynamic: if you're hiding it you're not engaging the discussion. richard: it's nothing more than a human ability, we all have a spectrum of augmentation. anastasios "tas" venetsanopoulos: heisenberg [measuring something changes it], depends on objective. alex: i'm thinking further forward, at saturation. beyond garfinkel. stefanos: if someone has an illness... should have a right to photograph, national security people out, number of flashes has increased that more people have digital photography. everyone else is taking my picture accident, you're doing it on purpose. [anecdote about how a national security agent demand he not take pictures of the agent even though others were doing so, because the others were just shooting general pictures and happened to get the agent in the picture by accident wheras stefanos was shooting the agent intentionally] "tas" (anv): you may neutralize his (security guard's) purpose of being there. theme park: disney: i'm in a lot of pictures people are taking. arun: emailing, text messanging affects the way we interact. advertising for cameraphones, options to blow people off, be rude to people, insulting to people, breakfast in the diner, [this kind of] publicity for [the] technology isn't helping us. creating rudeness and ability to be distant in a destrutive way. vid ingelvics: [susan] sontag, objectification? subject becomes an object. arun: it's a question. stefanos: nursing homes, people exposed to tv, newspaper. kristen: new notion of what connectedness refers to, new implications in terms of morality. you put all your stuff out there, doubles back on itself, open to comment, expressed individualism is being lost. almost as if you're not as succeptible to surveillance because we're offering it out. morality, criminal behaviour, we're always putting it out there. "tas" (anv): stress is not what happens to you, but it's how you respond to it. if you have someone who looks under people's clothes, ... but if you have someone who's an exhibitionst and opens clothes that's acceptable. it's the same thing, but the context. if you invite the camera to come into your house. evan: i want to respond to what you said, arun. basically what i'm seeing from 'blogging, they're using alot of really cursory ways. introductory technologies. short and choppy. short gramattically limited. most people don't care about surveillance. alex: undergraduates believe in authority. they trust police officers more than my fellow... evan: do they trust them, or just resign themselves to them? vid: how photogrpahy was discusssed over the past decades. "there's no such thing as photography, there's only photographies". there's no one thing. ashvin: it's an issue of control. surveillance is control from a central point, whereas sousveillance is not. stef: you could probably outgun the gov't. when you have citizens have a better record than the state. [proliferation of sousveillance cameras] stefanie: charter of rights, a woman was sitting on steps, someone took a picture arun: cover of a mirror magazine. vid: black businessman on cover of new york times. stefanie: she won under the charter of rights in quebec. warren and brandeis article came from socially prominent people objecting to their pictures being taken. stefanos: visually impaired person captures drug deals. richard: blind people being stigmatized by always recording. stefanie: right to record is like a 4th amendment, the right to record your life. vid: students on public street photographing police station. [vid's students were told by police that they were not allowed to stand on a public street, on the public sidewalk, and photograph the police station] alex: idea like 4th amendment, but when the 4th and 1st, the two can conflict. record for youself ok, just when you put other people's images... stefanie: right to creative expression. film my street. my creative part is the way i put that out. vid: you can't do a model release, ... licensing creative commons. no socal role yet. photograph drug dealers who'd rather not be photographed. kristen: who is storing, retrieving, how do we access it, where would it be stored? suppose you have in your stream a drug deal but not captured, would you be liable for not having captured it? stefanos: philosophy of being, subjectivity, objectivity. kristen: foucault, sous, sur trying to shake up the power dynamic, blocks us within a unidimension. stefanie: one of the huge problems with privacy law is that people don't understand that if they say yes to a collection for one purpose, they say yes to other purposes. alex: records called into court. richard: you (can) become a pawn of a system that accesses your hard drive. my daughter did a thing on 1984, impossible for gov't to afford to put the system in, amazingly we're financing it ourselves. alex: when you 'blog you have control over certain things that you don't 'blog. richard: kids from other countries don't trust government. it can be your friend one day but not the next. stefanie: leglislation of who controls medical devices. richard: does ford own it or you [black box recorder in car]? stefanos: health care, information belongs to patient, but [storage] media belongs to hospital. families can setup a family area network. vid: issue of collectivities, versus individuals. sousveillance collectives, protect each other.
dan: summary of business trackdan: business, tim smith citizen lab, jim gemmel, wes from design nation. 1. index, how do you annotate? verification of the data. peter suggested in pharmaceutical industry, multiple poeple sign it. 2. adversity: privacy. where is the information being held? 3. regarding copyrights, certain models we have to develop: artist compensated. business model. legal models. STRATEGIC AMBIGUITY [of the data itself] 4. opportunity. business opportunity. access to the technology.
robert guerra: summary of existemology trackrobert guerra (existemology). what will artists do with the information? how people perceive the spaces that they're in. depends on background, if you're an artist or engineer. what are the technical limitations, a north american western view of how things are. bulky clothing: concealment of wearcomp... jason: nonthreatening tool. user-centered design.