About the Author

Martin Hennig

E-Mail: Martin.Hennig@uni-passau.de

Dr. Martin Hennig studied Literature, Media and Communication Studies, Psychology, and Education at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Since 2016, he has held a postdoctoral position in the “Privacy and Digitalization” DFG Research Training Group at the University of Passau. He completed his doctorate in 2015 with a dissertation about conceptions of the world and the subject in video games. His current research project is devoted to cultural discourses on digitization in fictional and factual texts. His research interests include semiotics of texts and culture, theory and analysis of digital media, narrative theory, media history, culture and mentalities.

Contributions by Author: Martin Hennig

The Representation of Dataveillance in Visual Media

Subjectification and Spatialization of Digital Surveillance Practices

The current ubiquity of surveillance in the sense of a social-ordering process is mainly based on the architecture of technologies designed to allow for surveillance as a form of data collection known as dataveillance. [1] In order to investigate cultural meanings of technology, it is worth looking at its media representations and negotiations. It is important to note, though, that the relationship between digital technologies and visual media is quite peculiar. Digitality is difficult to visualize. […]