1. Sousveillance – In Focus of Wearers and Collectors

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    Experimental field study that returns Instagram photos to their original location and reveals how public photo sharing affects privacy. More: http://interface.fh-potsdam.de/showcase/what/sousveillance/ --- About this experiment: --- We live in a time, where cameras are ubiquitous. It is not because there are a few surveillance cameras installed here and there. It is because cameras are so cheap and tiny that almost everyone carries one around in their pocket. We are documenting our lives to share those moments with our family, friends and the rest of the world. Photos are more than ever a proof of existence. Pics or it didn’t happen. Photo sharing and privacy Given the fact, that more than half a billion photos are shared publicly every day, it is not surprising that cameras even find their way into watches, glasses and other wearables. The urge to document everything might be satisfied by generating a continuous life log. But when everyone is documenting everything and shares it with everyone, how does this affect our privacy and mutual social behavior? How do we protect ourselves from becoming too transparent? Recent insights into the practice of the NSA have shown that we have already lost control over our data because we did not care enough about protecting it in the past. There might have been strangers looking at our personal data, but as long as we do not notice, it does not seem to affect our daily lives. But the NSA is only the tip of the iceberg. In fact, it does not take much to dive into the lives of others and find out where they live and who they are. Digital to Analog: Printing Instagram photos While collecting photos from Instagram, I realised that there are many photos showing trivial things at home: food, cats, parcels and selfies. I was wondering why people share those photos with their exact geolocation pointing to their homes. Do not they bother? Are they not aware of the fact that the geolocation sharing was once switched on in the app? Am I the only one who thinks this might be a problem? I was curious to see how people react when their own photos are extracted from the internet and returned as prints to their neighborhood. Therefore I looked for publicly available photos from Instagram that were obviously taken at the user’s home. Then, I used the embedded geolocation to find out where those people live and left printed copies of those photos nearby the original location. To get feedback, I took photos of each print in public space and uploaded them back to Instagram where the original photographers had been notified. Serving those photos under the pseudo @Sofortbildautomat, I also commented on each photo, stating that I had left a free print of the user’s photo nearby. In reaction to that, people limited the visibility of their Instagram profiles and changed their real names to nicknames. A few users actually tried to find their photo, some with success and thankfulness while others got angry about this experiment. Although the scope was very limited and I have only reached out to a dozen people, the reactions have proven that this might be an effective way to raise awareness for a loss of control over one’s own data. Furthermore, this method triggered real change for individuals, because they suddenly felt affected by an issue that they had only seen on media before. — This experiment was part of my Bachelor Thesis “Sousveillance: Im Fokus der Träger und Sammler” including the chapters Surveillance, Acceleration of Photography, Photosharing in the Digital Age, Photography in Public Space, Wearable Cameras, Authenticity of the Mass, Remembering and Forgetting. http://interface.fh-potsdam.de/showcase/what/sousveillance/

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    • Regent's School of Drama, Film & Media Promo Reel

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      Our students are involved in a number of creative projects throughout their studies. Their artistic individuality and innovative approaches to drama, film and media are showcased in this compilation video of the work they have produced over the past year. A special thanks to Irene López Marco for putting this piece together.

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      • The State of Sunland-Tujunga

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        This is a production of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council. Get involved at: http://www.stnc.org Sign up for our newsletter! http://www.stnc.org/subscribe.html Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/SunlandTujungaNC Join the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council for public meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month. North Valley Neighborhood City Hall 7747 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA. Phone: 818-951-7411 Meetings start at 7 pm Join a Committee! Land Use, Outreach, Art, Culture and Recreation, Safety, By Laws,.. where can you help out?

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        • Elevators

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          A performance and installation project done in collaboration with Nick Penney. The resulting project is an attempt to disrupt space or at least create an alternate multilayered universe that reveals, through juxtaposition, the common reality of a place. By taking initially separate time structures with separate rhythms and variables and reducing them to one linear event in video format, we are able to create a portal that connects two different realities and explores the coincidences happening between them.

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          • An Introduction To Clinical Psychology At The University of Edinburgh

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            Professor Matthias Shwannauer describes what makes Edinburgh University unique as a place to study Clinical Psychology.

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            • Numbers Chapter 10

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              • Mar.09.BCSM.Message-video-Abortion

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                Bear Creek Student Ministries Message w/ Pastor Mark: Abortion, The Value of Life! Mar. 9, 2014

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                • 03.Mar.09.2014.BCSM-Worship

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                  Bear Creek Student Ministries Mar. 9, 2014 Youth Worship Team!

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                  • Thursdays with Ron March 6 2014

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                    Critical Reasoning: A selection of strengthening and weakening questions

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                    • The Supreme Court and EPA Carbon Rules

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                      Learn more and download slides at: http://www.eesi.org/030614supremecourt The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on the Supreme Court case, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is considering whether the EPA's authority to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of new motor vehicles also extends to stationary sources, such as existing power plants. The case is the result of six separate challenges to EPA authority from industry groups and 12 states. On February 24, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the consolidated case. Speakers for this forum were: Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law Download Michael Gerrard's slides: http://files.eesi.org/MichaelGerrard0... Amanda Leiter, Associate Professor, American University Washington College of Law Download Amanda Leiter's slides: http://files.eesi.org/AmandaLeiter030... This briefing examined the arguments brought forth on February 24 and what can be derived from the line of questioning by the Justices. What is and is not at stake in this case, and what are the potential outcomes of the Court's decision? What does the relatively narrow focus of the case, despite a much broader challenge, mean for future judicial challenges to EPA's regulatory authority concerning greenhouse gases? In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts vs. EPA that the environmental agency has the authority, under the Clean Air Act, to regulate greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. The case specifically concerned regulating emissions from motor vehicles. In 2010, EPA issued rules imposing restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from refineries and plants being expanded or modernized. The agency argues that since the Supreme Court determined that greenhouse gases are pollutants and are, therefore, covered by the Clean Air Act, its regulatory authority extends to the stationary sources (factories, power plants, and other structures) that are subject to permitting requirements in the Act, in addition to motor vehicles. Fifteen states, including New York, California and Maryland, support the EPA's determination and believe the Clean Air Act gives the executive branch sufficient discretion to address new environmental threats to the atmosphere as they are identified by researchers. The D.C. Circuit, which reviewed the case before it reached the Supreme Court, also sided with the EPA. However, the plaintiffs object, arguing that EPA's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by stationary sources is "one of the most brazen power grabs ever attempted by an administrative agency" (according to the court brief filed by the 12 petitioning states). In a separate Supreme Court case on December 17, 2013, the Justices heard arguments on EPA's authority, also under the Clean Air Act, to regulate power plant emissions which cross state lines. The Court's decisions on both cases are expected in July 2014.

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