Exploring Relations between Watchers and Watched in Control(led) Systems: Strategies and Tactics ∗

@article{Smith2002ExploringRB,
  title={Exploring Relations between Watchers and Watched in Control(led) Systems: Strategies and Tactics ∗},
  author={G. Smith},
  journal={surveillance and society},
  year={2002},
  volume={4}
}
  • G. Smith
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • surveillance and society
  • Using ethnographic observation within a number of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) control rooms as evidence, this paper documents the apparently trivial but subjectively meaningful types of technologically mediated interaction taking place between CCTV operators and those watched. It examines the operators' interpretations of the various incidents, individuals and social realities observed. In so doing, the author suggests a number of interesting social-phenomenological processes are occurring… CONTINUE READING
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