'Surveillance' Series (Rebooted) #3 - 'Free the Network'


'Surveillance' Series #3: Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, 'Free the Network', followed by a discussion about tools and tactics for resisting surveillance, Burns 5 Seminar Room, Otago University Arts Building, Albany St, Ōtepoti/ Dunedin.

Please note the change of venue for this last screening. Burns 5 is in the arts building, next to the university library on Albany St, next to the uni library, opposite the OUSA Recreation Centre. See the blue sections of this campus map.

Disintermedia.net.nz, in association with Organisation for Global Nonviolent Action, present 'Surveillance', a series of films and discussions about the intersections between state/corporate surveillance, civil liberties, human rights, privacy, anonymity, encryption, policing, democracy and more.

Due to disruptions to our original schedule resulting from the public meeting against the GCSB and the mid-semester break for Otago students, and feedback that Friday night is not a good time for political film screenings, a decision has been made to reboot the Surveillance series with a new venue, and a new set of dates. We will rescreen 'We Live in Public' as the opener, and follow up with 'Taking Liberties', and 'Free the Network'.

All three screenings will start at 7:30pm in the Evison Lounge, at the OUSA Recreation Centre in Albany St, Ōtepoti/ Dunedin, Ōtākou/ Otago:

#1 Wednesday 9 October: 'We Live in Public' (http://weliveinpublic.blog.indiepixfilms.com/), followed by a discussion about vision for a society which respects the rights to privacy and anonymity

#2 Wednesday 16 October: 'Taking Liberties' (http://www.noliberties.com/), followed by a discussion about the problems of surveillance politics and technology

#3 Wednesday 23 October: 'Free the Network' (http://archive.org/details/FreeTheNetwork/), followed by a discussion about tools and tactics for resisting the normalization of surveillance

One cannot ignore the role of digital technology in either extending or resisting the powers of surveillance, depending on the values driving its use. This screening series is also a follow-up to the ‘Us Now‘ screening last year, and again we will be collecting contacts for anyone interested in getting involved in forming an Otago chapter of Students for Free Culture.


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