“To inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them."- Edward Snowden
Google streetview is an exploration of public surveillance in American cities in response to recent events surrounding the
National Security Agency, as seen through the eyes of Google, one of the largest contributors of information to the NSA’S PRISM program.
By using screen captures of Google StreetView, I craft my own street scenes through photomontage and the placement of subject within an environment. The selection of subject highlights the manner in which urban communities, particularly impoverished racial minorities, are the
most susceptible to invasiveness of the camera’s eye. As an anthropologist, I am particularly keen to the Foucauldian power relations and
effects of post-colonialism that such a seemingly harmless technology enacts, exploits and sees.