SITUATION #18: A Short Bibliography, Further Reading about Seeing Machines



Zygmunt Bauman and David Lyon, Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, London et al.: Penguin, 2008 (1935).

Jenna Brager, “Selfie Control”, in The New Inquiry, 17 March 2014;

James Bridle, various blogs;; and “How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance. Thousands of Cameras, Millions of Photographs, Terabytes of Data. You’re Tracked, Wherever you Go”, in Matter, 18 December 2013;

Grégoire Chamayou, A Theory of the Drone, New York: The New Press, 2015.

Die Überwacher. Prism, Google, Whistleblower, Edition: Le Monde diplomatique Nr. 16/2015.

Dave Eggers, The Circle, London et al.: Vintage Books, 2014.

Irmgard Emmelhainz, “Conditions of Visuality Under the Anthropocene and Images of the Anthropocene to Come”, in e-flux journal, #63, 03/2015;

Vilém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, London: Reaktion Books, 2000 (1983).

Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, New York: Picador, 2014.

Derek Gregory, “Drone Geographies”, in Radical Philosophy #183, January/February 2014;

Christy Lange, “Blurred Visions”, in Frieze, 24 May 2013;

David Lyon, The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society, Minnesota: Minnesota UP, 1994.

Mittelberger, Pelz, Rosen, Franke (Hg.), Maschinensehen. Feldforschung in den Räumen bildgebender Technologien, Leipzig: Spector, 2013.

Trevor Paglen, “Operational Images”, in e-flux journal, # 59, 11/2011;

Marco Roth, “The Drone Philosopher: Retribution in Repose”, in n+1 magazine, # 17, autumn 2013;

“Safety in Numbers? Algorithms, Big Data and surveillance: what’s the response, and responsibility, of art? Jörg Heiser asked seven artists, writers and academics to reflect”, in Frieze, # 161, March 2014;

Susan Schuppli, “Deadly Algorithms. Can Legal Codes Hold Software Accountable for Code that Kills?”, in Radical Philosophy 187, September/October 2014;

Alberto Toscano and Jeff Kinkle, Cartographies of the Absolute. An Aesthetics of the Economy for the 21st Century, Zero Books, 2015.

Eyal Weizman, “Violence at the Threshold of Detectability”, in e-flux journal, #64, 04/2015;

Cluster: Seeing machines