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Surveillance Camera Walking Tour in Downtown Santa Cruz
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 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.
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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
§Crossroads
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Doctor, What Are You Doing To Us?
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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Surveillance cameras on Caffe Pergolesi's side patio
§Snip Snip
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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The wires for Caffe Pergolesi's outside cameras have been snipped
§Surveillance Camera Inside Caffe Pergolesi
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Parking Garage at Cedar and Church
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Santa Cruz City Hall
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§See the Camera
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Reflection
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Outside the Catalyst
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Video and Audio Recording Inside the Catalyst
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§A Camera to Watch Us Eat Pizza and Drink
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Santa Cruz Metro Center
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Alley by the Santa Cruz Metro Center
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§No Films For This Cinema 9 Camera
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§Shoppers Will Be Watched
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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§What Is This Camera On the Palomar Looking At?
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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Answer: People drinking coffee (etc) in SCCRC's small patio area
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§Inside the Coffee Roasting Company
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday May 4th, 2006 7:57 PM
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