Thursday, July 31, 2014

"International Wave at Surveillance Day", 16 August

Alright, the blog has been rather quiet (not to say: abandoned) over the past couple months. For me personally, this was due to wrapping up one research project, starting two new grants and making the final push of writing my PhD - hopefully that's a good enough excuse! :) Nonetheless, here we are back on track, and with a neat little note: apparently, on 16 August, it's the 4th "International Wave at Surveillance Day!"

So let's not discuss the fact that most of the greeting actions likely won't ever seen by a human operator (but vanish in automated algorithmic video analytics instead), and just smile at a CCTV camera - turning the fact of being under surveillance into a playful pretense of an ol' times panopticon. Whatever the rationale behind this might be (I'm still trying to figure it out...), here's the announcement!