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Domain Awareness

This suite of photographs and paintings is an imagining of New York City's surveillance network, created with images from webcams from around New York City. The Domain Awareness System, the name of this network, rolled out in the middle of 2012 by the New York Police Department and developed in conjunction with Microsoft, boast a network of approximately 3,000 cameras sourced from the NYPD, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and private businesses. This network is meant to allow for a quick response to terrorist and other threats. As surveillance increases we find ourselves grappling with questions of privacy and profiling amongst other issues.

 

Read more about this project in the publication for the Times Square Ring of Steel exhibition. Click here.