Power Play: Surveillance and Interactivity

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  • The Ideology of Interactivity: Freedom, Choice, Creativity

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  • Power Play: Surveillance and Interactivity

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  • An examination of the dynamics of power at play in media arts projects that takes surveillance as their point of departure in setting up interactive encounters. Central to this discussion is consideration of the seduction of the viewer into these environments and a critical interrogation of the appropriation of Michel Foucault’s theory of the panopticon as a paradigm of control.

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