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[liberationtech] Suggestions for a reading on consumer surveillance

Yosem Companys companys at
Sat Feb 1 10:33:04 PST 2014

From: Lita <ltirak at>

The course is Surveillance in Visual Culture--visual culture being
visual methods of surveillance and visual evidences of surveillance.
My student is focusing on the images that evidences how Euclid tracks
movement in stores--which look very much like the Gilbreth photographs
used in the 20th century that tracked how workers moved in factories.

An ideal article to complement the Corporate Eye for my class would be
one that explores how the consumer is tracked through stores visually.
 I would love to be able to talk about the EyeSee mannequins with the

I hope this clarifies.

Lita Tirak
PhD. Candidate in American Studies, The College of William and Mary

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe at> wrote:
> Hash: SHA256
> Can you give us a little bit more of what you're looking for? You want
> a descriptive article suitable for American Studies students on video
> surveillance? (or what is "visual" surveillance in your mind?) Euclid
> analytics is not something I would term "visual" surveillance, so I'm
> just trying to think of what might fit the bill here.
> best, Joe
> On 1/31/14, 5:20 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:
>> From: Lita <ltirak at>
>> I am teaching a course called Surveillance in Visual Culture.  One
>> week I've scheduled us to talk about corporate surveillance of
>> workers and consumers. For the surveillance of workers, I am
>> assigning a chapter from Elspeth Brown's book The Corporate Eye.
>> However I am still trying to find just the right reading for
>> consumer surveillance. One of my students wants to write a research
>> paper on the Euclid Analytics surveillance system.  I would like to
>> find a reading that would be as current as possible and have some
>> value for visual surveillance or visual evidences of surveillance.
>> Have any of you come across a text that would be applicable?
>> Lita Tirak PhD. Candidate in American Studies, The College of
>> William and Mary
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