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Panel Discussions: CYBER IN SECURITIES
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 // 3 PM
Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20068
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Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Stranger Visions (detail), 2012-2013, portrait masks created from found DNA the artist collected in public places in NYC.

Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3pm

Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20068

Discussion Participants: Kevin Bankston, Senior Counsel and Director of Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy and Technology; Anupam Joshi, Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity and Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Heather Dewey-Hagborg, information artist and PhD candidate, Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and David Rokeby, interactive sound and video installation artist. Moderated by Lisa Moren, Professor, Department of Visual Art, UMBC and curator, CYBER IN SECURITIES

In conjunction with CYBER IN SECURITIES, Washington Project for the Arts presents a timely and thought-provoking discussion with artists and policy experts on privacy, security, and surveillance in the digital age. The NSA activities brought to the forefront of debate by Edward Snowden are just one facet of our current surveillance landscape, which also includes massive data collection by corporations, the use of algorithms to predict future behavior and target individuals, and the potential for genetic surveillance. As new technologies evolve to allow for broader collection of personal data and increasingly detailed tracking of individual behavior, it's more important than ever to discuss the moral and legal implications of widespread surveillance.