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Ricardo Mendes

The Virtual Watchers | Exposing the Invisible #interesting

The Virtual Watchers being an interactive window that unveils and stages the many diversions and dysfunctions of a panoptic surveillance system at the US/Mexico border, also amplifies a dangerous condition of technology: the dilution of responsibility of individual actions, enhanced through technological environments designed to promote action and reject thought and reflection. This ultimately magnifies several outcomes of such techno-cultural construction, yet, as a final consideration, I'd like to highlight a critical one: the silent militarisation of the civil society by means of gamification and free labour. A reality worth raising the alarm for.

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