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Public Space in Santa Cruz and the Surveillance Camera Walking Tour
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Thursday May 4th, 2006 8:24 PM
On April 30th, I attended Free Skool Santa Cruz's Surveillance Camera Walking Tour. After meeting at the Clocktower, we walked up Mission Street to get a bird's eye view of the downtown. Our class started off with about a dozen people, including professor Winston Smith. In addition to pointing out cameras, our lesson for the day was to discuss various types of surveillance and the effects it has on individuals and society.

Now we will take a peek into the loss of public space and personal privacy on Pacific Avenue.
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above: Downtown Homeless and Hippy Patrol

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Here's the class description as published on the SC-IMC calendar.

Free Skool Santa Cruz presents:
Surveillance Camera Walking Tour Clocktower downtown

with Winston Smith

A Sunday stroll around the downtown grid identifying contemporary methods of surveillance. We will derivé, or drift, through the evermore controlled terrain of public space with the intention of understanding camera placements and capabilities, as well as the behaviors conditioned by the idiom 'you are being watched.'

Sun Apr 30, Sun May 7 1pm

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For information on Free Skool Santa Cruz, check:
http://santacruz.freeskool.org

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Only someone completely distrustful of all government
would be opposed to what we are doing with surveillance cameras.
-- NYC Police Commissioner Howard Safir, 27 July 1999.

the Surveillance Camera Players:
completely distrustful of all government.

New York Surveillance Camera Players
http://www.notbored.org/the-scp.html

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For more information on Surveillance, I highly suggest reading:

The Soft Cage: Surveillance In America - From Slave Passes To The War On Terror
http://www.akpress.org/2004/items/softcage

Big Brother is watching you 24/7
http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0918/p20s02-bogn.html


Here's some audio (and a rough transcript) focused on prisons and capitalism

Lockdown America in 22 Minutes
http://historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/audiocparenti.html

mp3: http://historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/cparenti.mp3
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§Privatized Sidewalk on Pacific Avenue
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Thursday May 4th, 2006 8:25 PM
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§Everyone Likes A Bench.... Former Site of a Bench
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Thursday May 4th, 2006 8:25 PM
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§No Hanging Out Near The New Change Machine
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net ) Thursday May 4th, 2006 8:25 PM
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Pacific Avenue and Elm Street
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Metro Center on Pacific Avenue
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Thanks for the photos and website contactsRobert NorseFriday May 5th, 2006 12:30 PM