Re: Surveillance and discipline

Books such as John Tagg's _The Burden of Representation_ have attemted to
trace the intervention of photography into forms of ruling. That would
be Foucault's angle as well, not what cameras etc. can do "in the present"
in terms of discipline as much as questioning how did technologies of
visibility enter into the problematization of making power economical
and efficient. Why taping here and not there. What were, are, the
resistances to making subjects visible, recordable, calculable,
stable, etc. What happens when, as in the Rodney King case, other
subjects join the game of recording and democratically challenge those
who control visible-power. In other words, I think we're dealing with
more than just the cops having new toys in catching out the robbers.

Stephen Katz,
Trent University.

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