Allison Burtch

Watching You: A Love Story

A fabricated love story created from surveillance camera pictures.“Everybody is nothing until you love them.” ― Tennessee Williams, The Rose Tattoo

Comm Lab: Web,Introduction to Computational Media

We are living in an era of constant surveillance, where every step, purchase, google search and even a stolen glance at a stranger is tracked. In this era of big data, what does the data mean? What if I could create a story from pictures stolen from surveillance cameras?

In this project I took over 10,000 pictures (nb: consensually) of Ben Kauffman. I will create a website that highlights our interaction in a way that tells a story of him as the object of my desire. Is a story still a story if it is told through surveillance cameras, which are the \"truth\"?