Surveillance is a French term adopted to design the state of control and invigilating through video-cameras. Videosurveillance appears late on the 1980’s and is strongly criticized for Social Sciences because it displays practices for security against human rights and lose of privacy. Artist like Manu Luksch, Harun Farocki or Igor Stromajer develop strategies to improve and reformulate these practices with electronic technologies. There are also practices of surveillance in the Internet.
There is a growing number of artists who have created a virtual identity. They fully inhabit web space. Several terms are used to describe them: internet natives [inners], icons [internet converters], diggers [digital generation].
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