February 14, 2007
Sousveillance and Equiveillance
Sousveillance (IPA: [suːˈveɪləns], French [suvɛjɑ̃s]) is the recording of an activity from the perspective of a participant in the activity (i.e. personal experience capture).
The term also refers to the recording or monitoring of real or apparent authority figures by others, particularly those who are generally the subject of surveillance. Steve Mann, who coined the term, describes it as "watchful vigilance from underneath."
Inverse Surveillancce of "Hierarchical sousveillance"
"us versus them" framework for citizens to photograph police, shoppers to photograph shopkeepers, or passengers to photograph taxicab drivers.
is the art, science, and technology of personal experience capture, processing, storage, retrieval, and transmission, such as lifelong audiovisual recording by way of cybernetic prosthetics, such as seeing-aids, visual memory aids, and the like. Even today's personal sousveillance technologies like camera phones and weblogs tend to build a sense of community, in contrast to surveillance that some have said is corrosive to community.
Equiveillance is the a state of equilibrium, or a desire to attain a state of equilibrium, between surveillance and sousveillance.
Posted by ges3 at February 14, 2007 10:03 PM