Today, in ISIS 120, "This Is Your Brain on the Internet," we begin the first of our year-end multimedia collaborative projects. The first group is looking at surveillance and they've posted this set of links in preparation for our class. I repost them here for anyone interested in the topic. Here's the key quote in the O'Reilly piece: "The social technologies we see in use today are fundamentally panoptical - the architecture of participation is inherently an architecture of surveillance."
This article focuses on the governments use of surveillance techniques in the 21st century:
This article discusses peer-to-peer voyeurism, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/opinion/04iht-edchristensen.html?_r=1&...
This one provides more of a theoretical framework for our discussion, focusing on the digital panopticon: