Seeing in the Dark

Here Be Dragons: the Unstable Landscapes of GPS by Will Gowland (2011)

Seeing in the Dark
Lenses for a Post-PRISM Landscape

A talk for the Meaning Conference
Brighton, 8 November 2013
http://2013.meaningconference.co.uk/

Credits and References

Sincere thanks to: Julian Oliver, James Bridle, Trevor Paglen, Timo Arnall, José Luis de Vicente, and all the other artists, scientists and technologists cited.

Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/

Title Slide: Screenshot of Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen (2011) (see below)

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:
- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman

- Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists

- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth – Laboratory Life (2011): http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as seen at Invisible Fields (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- Particle Decelerator: http://decelerator.blogspot.co.uk/
- Luke Jerram, Improving Reality 2012, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/improving-reality-2012
- Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Here Be Dragons: the Unstable Landscapes of GPS by Will Gowland (2011): http://vimeo.com/44446581
- C-Astral UAV, courtesy of Marko Peljhan
- N5177C at Gold Coast Terminal Las Vegas, NV; Distance ~ 1 mile (2007) by Trevor Paglen, as seen in Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/trevor-paglen-geographies-of-seeing
- data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09): http://www.ryojiikeda.com/project/datamatics/#datatron_8k_enhanced_version

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 1:

- The Boston Shuffler- stock-trading algorithm, courtesy of Kevin Slavin: http://videos.liftconference.com/video/1177435/
- Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/lp/lp_2328330.asp
- The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/worlds-first-city-robots
- Men in Grey by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev: http://julianoliver.com/output/category/projects & http://meningrey.net/
- Newstweek by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev: http://julianoliver.com/output/newstweek
- Critical Engineering Manifesto: http://criticalengineering.org/
- Julian Oliver quoted in in Rhizome, September 2012: http://is.gd/juliansaid

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

- Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- 20Hz by Semiconductor (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/semiconductor-20-hz
- Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Lighthouse, 2013: http://is.gd/immaterials
- Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Jørn Knutsen (2011): http://vimeo.com/20412632
- Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013: http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui
- Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen, co-curated by Honor Harger and Celia Davies, at Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/trevor-paglen-geographies-of-seeing
Paglen works shown:
- They Watch the Moon (2010)
- Artifacts (Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator) (2010)
- KEYHOLE 12-3 (IMPROVED CRYSTAL) Optical Reconnaissance Satellite Near
Scorpio (USA 129) (2007)
- PAN (Unknown; USA-207) (2010)
- KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance
Satellite; USA 1860) (2008)
- After Galileo (Jupiter and Moons)
- Trevor Paglen quoted in “Secret Moons and Black Worlds”, An Interview with Trevor Paglen by Timothy Moore, Volume #25: http://roryhyde.com/blog/?p=697
- Trevor Paglen quoted in, “Limit Telephotography”, Under Fire research forum, 2006: http://underfire.eyebeam.org/?q=node/469

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- William Gibson quoted in Spooky Country (2007): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spook_Country
Drone images:
- Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk: http://is.gd/globalhawk
- A drone pilot at the base at Hancock Field. Image: Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times: http://is.gd/droneoperator
- Untitled (Predators; Indian Springs, NV) by Trevor Paglen (2010)
- Cameras and imaging devices aboard drone aircraft. Image: http://is.gd/dronecamera
- Dronestagram (2012-12) by James Bridle: http://dronestagram.tumblr.com/
- Drone Shadow (2012) by James Bridle: http://shorttermmemoryloss.com/portfolio/project/drone-shadows/
- Under the Shadow of the Drone (2013) by James Bridle: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/james-bridle-under-the-shadow-of-the-drone
- James Bridle quoted in Drone Shadows, 2012: http://booktwo.org/notebook/drone-shadows/
- James Bridle quoted in Ring of Steel, 2013: https://www.readmatter.com/a/ring-of-steel/

Artworks/projects referenced in conclusion:

- The Transparency Grenade by Julian Oliver: http://julianoliver.com/output/transparency-grenade
- Sergei Brin wearing Google Glass, as seen in The Guardian (2013): http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/mar/06/google-glass-threat-to-our-privacy
- Artist Steve Mann wearing his specially created AR headset, as seen in Onliny Augmented: http://www.onlyaugmented.com/meeting-professor-steve-mann/
- Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:
http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/
- City CPU by Gordan Savi?i? (2011): http://www.yugo.at/processing/index.php?what=citycpu
- New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012): http://www.tobiasrevell.com/New-Mumbai
- The Lightning Field (1977) by Walter De Maria
http://www.diacenter.org/sites/main/lightningfield

 

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