Author Archives: traceymiddleton

Google Glass Privacy Worries

The news is all abuzz with Google Glass and the privacy issues that this will entail. The concerns include indecent public surveillance, there is the possibility of accidental or remote activation of the camera, it will be difficult to tell when someone is recording you, and it is fairly easy for hackers to gain access to […]

The light side of surveillance

http://mashable.com/2013/04/23/bumbling-burglar-kents-ad/   Here’s a cute little ad, thought it was a little uplifting from the whole ‘big brother is watching you’ side of surveillance. It shows a surveillance video of a strangely dressed and useless burglar trying to break into a store. The video went viral, having more than 6.5 million views on YouTube, and […]

Television in a Digital Age

There is a very interesting talk that I found on how technology is changing the way we watch television. They raise a number of really interesting points about how we “consume television”.   The success of a television show is no longer just based on how many people are watching them as they air. There […]

NSW Galler Visit – Leo

I have chosen a photograph by Bettina Rheims entitled Leo (1989). Is is a photograph from the Gallery’s photography collection of the fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims, taken from Rheims collection entitled Modern Lovers. Bettina Rheims (1952 – ) is a French photographer who has played a pivotal role in the progression of […]