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Surveillance & Privacy: Art, Law, and Social Practice

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Symposium dates: November 20-22, 2014

Henry Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Center for Digital Arts & 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 DXARTS professors and artists James Coupe and Juan Pampin and installed on the museum’s façade.

In addition to project-focused sessions and panel discussions taking place November 22 in the Henry Auditorium, the symposium will feature evening lectures by Marc Rotenberg (Electronic Information Privacy Center) on November 20 in Kane Hall and Edward Shanken (DXARTS) on November 21 in the Henry Auditorium. On October 25 in Kane Hall, there will also be a pre-conference lecture co-sponsored by the UW Tech Policy Lab with author and activist Cory Doctorow.

For more information, visit the Henry Art Gallery website.


Image: James Coupe and Juan Pampin. Sanctum. Installation view. Image Courtesy of Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: R.J. Sánchez


Primary Contacts

Rachael Faust (Henry Art Gallery)

Emily Schmierer (Henry Art Gallery)

Juan Pampin (DXARTS)

James Coupe (DXARTS)