The Henry Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), will host Surveillance & Privacy: Art, Law, and Social Practice, a multi-day symposium focusing on the response of artists and cultural institutions to issues related to privacy and surveillance.
Examining historical attitudes, contemporary perspectives, and prognostications about the future of privacy, the symposium will explore how changes in technology, law, and social practices intermingle and impact public perceptions and cultural behavior. Among the works featured for analysis during the symposium is the Henry’s interactive art installation Sanctum, created by UW professors and artists James Coupe and Juan Pampin and installed on the museum’s façade.
October 25: Cory Doctorow, Alice, Bob and Clapper: What Snowden taught us about privacy, 7pm Kane Hall, University of Washington
November 20: Marc Rotenberg, Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance, 7pm Kane Hall, University of Washington
November 21: Edward Shanken, Surveillance Art and Critical Social Practice, 7pm Henry Art Gallery, followed by reception.
November 22: Sanctum panel discussion with Sylvia Wolf, James Coupe, Juan Pampin and Mudit Kakar. 10am, Henry Art Gallery.
November 22: Towards Invisibility panel discussion with Lauren Cornell, Sean O’Connor, Adam Harvey, Holly Herndon. 1.30pm, Henry Art Gallery.