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Launching GISWatch 2014 at MEMEFEST/Swinburne

Andrew Garton and the Association for Progressive Communications in collaboration with Memefest/Swinburne are launching the latest version of the Global Information Society Watch publication, GISWatch 2014, which reviews the effects of national, global mass surveillance of citizens around the world.

When: 6:00pm, 18 November 2014
Where: Haddons Cafe Bar, Swinburne University, AR Building, 642 Glenferrie Pl, Hawthorn

A ground-breaking report on national and global mass surveillance will be launched on 18 November 2014 at the first Memefest/Swinburne at Swinburne University by contributing author Andrew Garton, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Memefest/Swinburne, an extradisciplinary symposium and workshop. The report explores the surveillance of citizens in today's digital age by governments with the complicity of institutions and corporations.

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) aims for an open, inclusive and sustainable information society and has produced reports yearly since 2007. This year's edition of GISWatch is entitled "Communications surveillance in the digital age" and contains thorough contextual analyses from civil society representatives in 58 countries. The reports in GISWatch 2014 expose governments' use of weaknesses in legal systems and user ignorance to monitor, intercept, collect, analyse, use, preserve, retain and interfere with global internet communications.

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andrew garton


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Andrew is a producer, composer, song-writer and media artist with an MA in Interactive Media Arts. Considered a pioneer in the use of pre-internet, early web and streaming technologies his multidisciplinary practice combines video, projections, installations, sound, online media and site specific cross-cultural collaborations. His works have been performed, exhibited and screened in Europe, Southeast Asia and across Australia focusing increasingly on the intangible cultural heritage of first peoples.


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