Special Lecture: Marc Rotenberg

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Marc Rotenberg
Marc Rotenberg

Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance

As surveillance technologies are more widely deployed, artists, activists and advocates are developing new strategies in response. Bridging the worlds of law, technology, design and public engagement, the privacy champions of the modern age are pushing the boundaries of political action and reshaping hi-tech activism.

Marc Rotenberg is President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy and open government at the Georgetown University Law Center. Since its founding in 1994, EPIC has been on the front lines of many of the leading privacy battles in the United States.

This lecture is part of Surveillance & Privacy: Art, Law, and Social Practice, a multi-day symposium (November 20-22) focusing on the response of artists and cultural institutions to issues related to privacy and surveillance. Examining historical attitudes, contemporary perspectives, and prognostications about the future of privacy, the symposium will explore how changes in technology, law, and social practices intermingle and impact public perceptions and cultural behavior.

This lecture is sponsored by the Graduate School, the UW Alumni Association, the Henry Art Gallery, the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, the School of Law, the Department of Communication, and the Information School.