Bringing together diverse perspectives on surveillance that span literature, music, film, critical theory, and beyond selected by the artists featured in We’re Watching. Click here for a .pdf version.


Claudia Rankine of What Remains

* Caché Michael Haneke (Les Films du Losange, 2005)


John Lucas of What Remains

* Situation 8, John Lucas and Claudia Rankine


Will Rawls of What Remains

Édouard Glissant, The Poetics of Relation, (University of Michigan Press, 1997)


Alexandro Segade of Future St.

* Critical Art Ensemble, Flesh Machine: Cyborgs, Designer Babies, Eugenic Consciousness (Autonomedia 1998)

* Yevgeny Zamyatin, We (E. P. Dutton, 1924)

* Looker, directed by Michael Crichton, (Warner Bros. 1981)

* 1984 soundtrack by Eurhythmics (RCA Records, 1984)


Hasan Elahi of Retina

* Guillermo Verdecchia, Citizen Suárez (Talonbooks, 1998)

* David Brin, The Transparent Society (Perseus Press, 1998)

* Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters (The New Press, 2013)

* Herbert Mitgang, Dangerous Dossiers (D.I. Fine, 1988)


Sam Miller of Foundation for Healing

* Robert Sheckley,Watchbird” (Pulphouse Publishing, 1990)


Michelle Ellsworth of The Rehearsal Artist

* Robert Chesney, Jack Goldsmith, and Benjamin Wittes, The Lawfare Blog (2010-present)

* Carol Rosenberg for the Miami Herald

* Trevor Paglen

* 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick, (Stanley Kubrick Productions, 1968)


Annie Dorsen of The Great Outdoors

* John Perry Barlow, “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” (1996)


Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson (Big Art Group) of Opacity

* Norbert Wiener, Introduction of Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, 2nd edition. (The M.I.T. Press, 1961). Pages 27–29.

* Shoshana Zuboff, “Big Other: Surveillance Capitalism and the Prospects of an Information Civilization” (Journal of Information Technology, March 2015, Volume 30, issue 1, pp 75–89)

* John Zerzan, “The Age of Grief” (2002)

* Micah Brown, “Emotion vs. Sentiment Analysis – The Difference” (Centiment)

* B. Coleman, Hello Avatar (M.I.T. Press, 2011)