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The Art of Surveillance

CCTV—AUSTRALIA

November 5, 2010

ZDNet reports on an effort by university students to draw attention to the presence of video surveillance in public spaces. While CCTV cameras are growing in number and may now incorporate such features as higher resolution and facial and behavioural recognition, "not everyone is aware of the capabilities or prevalence of surveillance, a fact that has made many privacy advocates jittery," the report states. Enter University of Technology students Audrey Ano, Claudia Muscardo and Stephanie Shehata, who are using art installations to spread the word about CCTV cameras in Sydney. "We want the public to be informed about the surveillance in operation," Muscardo said.
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