Exhibition: Surveillance: From Vision to Data
From an exploration of social hierarchies to interactive critical art, explore the complex history of surveillance in this exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
.: શુક્રવાર, સપ્ટેમ્બર 22 11am – 4pm.
Open from Sept. 22, 2023–June 23, 2024.
No application or registration needed.
- In-person only.
1 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
This timely exhibit considers surveillance beyond the realm of cameras and their watchers, exposing the profound influence of data. Learn about the historical instruments that have been used to transform individuals and landscapes into data. Uncover how powerful entities, from colonial empires to U.S. intelligence agencies, have harnessed surveillance data to produce and perpetuate hierarchies of human difference. Immerse yourself in interactive critical artworks that challenge and resist surveillance through data. Look beyond vision and toward data to reveal an elusive, and now ubiquitous, form of visibility.
Image: Facial Recognition by Machine; Experiments by Panoramic Research, Inc., 1965-1968. Public Domain; from the Woodrow “Woody” W. Bledsoe Papers, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.