Privacy & Surveillance: Reading/Viewing/Listening

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Here is a gathering of references around issues of privacy and surveillance. It's by no means comprehensive, but a start. If you add a reference please make sure it's under the appropriate heading and placed on the page in alphabetical order.


Agre, Philip E., Beyond the mirror world: Privacy and the representational practices of computing, from Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape, ed. Philip E. Agre and Marc Rotenberg, The MIT Press:2001. (This book is in the office.)

Bentham, Jeremy, The Panopticon Writings. Ed. Miran Bozovic, London: Verso, 1995

Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong, Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics, The MIT Press: 2006 (This book is in the office)

Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, trans. Alan Sheridan (New York, 1979) (had a copy but loaned it out....?)

Lessig, Lawrence, Code v2, (Chapter 11. Privacy) - keywords: intellectual property, anonymity and monitoring, media:Lessig-Codev2.pdf View full site:

Namoo Kim, F1984T2008, The Relationship between Privacy & Technology, GT/NK

Solove, Daniel J., The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, Yale University Press: 2007, Read the full book

Solove, Daniel J., Understanding Privacy, Harvard University Press: 2008 (This book is in the office) You can preview the first chapter online:

Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, Princeton University Press: 2009, (This book is in the office)

Stalder, Felix, The Voiding of Privacy, Sociological Research Online, vol. 7, no. 2, 2002,

Stalder, Felix, Privacy is not the Antidote to Surveillance, in Surveillance & Society,

Surveillance & Society:

Jordan Crandall: Writings,


Judith Donath is founder of the Social Media Group and Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Here, she lectures on the importance of creating "visible walls" so that we understand when we step from private online spaces to the public ream. go to video:

Rop Gonggrijp (his site: speaks about the fight over privacy in his keynote at 27C3:

You can read the transcript here:

Helen Nissenbaum (Professor, New York University Media, Culture, and Communications & Computer Science, and Senior Faculty Fellow, Information Law Institute speaks about behavioural profiling online. Given at Dartmouth College, she asks: What's Wrong with Behavioural Advertising?

Daniel J. Solove: talking about his book, The Future of Reputation:

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Liquid Theory TV (Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Peter Woodbridge): Deleuze's Postscript on the Societies of Control

Texts / Lectures from people who have visited Piet Zwart for Sniff, Scrape, Crawl...

Seda Gürses

You can find a list of her publications here:

A Trialogue on Interventions in Surveillance Space: Seda Gürses in conversation with Michelle Teran and Manu Luksch Seda Gurses, Michelle Teran, Manu Luksch, download the conversation:

Dmytri Kleiner talking about Thimbl:

Michelle Teran talks about her work and the subtle divide between public and private:

Her main website: