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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The all-seeing I-PASS

Posted By on 08.15.07 at 10:10 AM

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Oh, the panopticon that is Chicago. Surveillance isn't just for "bad" neighborhoods anymore: if you're going to cheat on your spouse, make sure to take surface streets.

It's not even just for big cities anymore: Liberty, Kansas (pop. 95), and other small communities around the country are joining in the GWOT by recording everything on Homeland Security's dime. I hope it works better for y'all than it works for us.

All of which reminds me of one of the most darkly amusing bits of performance art I've ever encountered, Denis Beaubois's In the event of amnesia the city will recall. . . .

 

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