Firewalls: The Individual in a Maximum Security Society

Panel Discussion Mon 4 Oct 2004 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8
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Security is no longer a global issue exclusively. It's now local. What does this imply? What are the technologies of detection and deterrence, what are the implications of risk-profiling and prediction? In this panel discussion, we explore the permissibility of firewalls, the manufacturing of a homeland (both abroad and in the U.S.), information flows, power bunkers, and the erotics of surveillance technology.
Timothy Druckrey, independent curator and critic, writer on media history, representation, and ideologies of technology
Andrew Hultkrans, Former Editor-In-Chief of BookForum, author of a forthcoming book on surveillance in America
Leora Maltz, Ph.D. Candidate In Contemporary Art at Harvard, dissertation on concepts of home in post-apartheid South Africa
Antoine Picon, Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, author of forthcoming book on digital culture and its urban and architectural aspects
Julia Scher, multimedia artist

This event is presented as part of the Vera List Center's program cycle on "Homeland."