Articles with tag: documentary

12/11/2018 _Perspective

GlobalEyes

A dive into the world of public webcams, GlobalEyes subtly exposes the state of surveillance in an age of online watching and live commentary. Some just want to vicariously travel the world from their office chair while others have more sinister intentions. From public squares to private homes, no one is safe from prying eyes around the globe. […]

Through the Eyes of Peter Pan

Internalizing Mental Illness via Animation in the Documentary Life, Animated

This article discusses to what extent the documentary film, through its aesthetic strategies and narrative style, spotlights the topic of mental illness, contributing to society’s acceptance of this taboo topic. The 2016 documentary Life, Animated, which integrates animations into its presentation, gives insights into the concrete possibilities of negotiating the topic of mental disorders. […]

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. […]