Critical Writing Index

Sorting Daemons. Art, Survelliance Regimes and Social Control

by Janet M. Brooke, Jan Allen and Kirsty Robertson

Kingston: Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, 2010

"Information-gathering systems increasingly affect our lives, tracking our movement and consumer preferences. Such sorting daemons subtly reinforce existing streams of influence and create new ones. This publication presents the work of sixteen artists who address the social, psychological, political and aesthetic dimensions of surveillance systems. Writings on the artists and their works are accompanied by critical essays on the culture of surveillance, social sorting, data-aesthetics and our evolving understandings of and participation in surveillance regimes." [taken from GoogleBooks]

ITEM 2010.142 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Brenda Golstein

Tran T. Kim-Trang

Tom Sherman

John Watt

Antonia Hirsch

Dave Kemp

Germaine Koh

Ian Verchere

Arnold Koroshegyi

Ruthann Lee

Michael Lewis

Jill Magid

Walid Ra'ad

Kathleen Ritter

David Rokeby

Tom Sherman

Cheryl Sourke