Inspired by a 200 year old design for a more efficient prison called the panopticon, this show explores just a few of the ways we experience surveillance in society today, and how we respond to it. A story by Andrew Altschul about phones and loss, an interview with the founder of a site that uses cell phones to fight street harassment, and a speech about the joys of Facebook.
Host: Charlie Mintz Producer: Charlie Mintz Featured: Andrew Altschul, Ben Olmsted, Eli Edwards Music: Zach Katagiri, Johnny Hwin, DJ Matic and Mikey Lee, Maxwell Citron, Johnny Hwin
Charlie's mom gets caught by a red light camera, before she even knows that such a thing exists... Why DO they exist, anyway? To keep order? To make money? To make Charlie's mom pursue evasion technologies from seedy sources?
We're all familiar with the Patriot Act, the National Security Agency, and Carl Rove, but less familiar to us are the everyday instances of surveillance we experience. This is a story about a man with a telephone, which will make you never want to answer another call. Short fiction by Andrew Altschul.
The Storytelling Project is supported by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Introductory Studies, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.