sousveillance


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sousveillance

The recording of the environment from a person's vantage point in the course of everyday activities. Coined by lifecaster Steve Mann and pronounced "soo-VAY-lens," it refers to wearable cameras and vehicle dashboard-mounted cameras, whereas surveillance refers to stationary cameras on walls and telephone poles. In French, "sur" means "above," and "sous" means "below." See lifecasting, POV camera, dashcam and surveillance.
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To shift Armstrong's and Thompson's observations of This All Happened, I will use sousveillance rather than surveillance to describe the writing of Winter and of English.
Thus, when I use the terms "sousveillance" or "parodic surveillance," I aim to reference how sousveillance is counter to but also co-operative and even complicit with surveillance.
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Luckily, it increasingly looks like the sousveillance ship has also already sailed.
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This answer animates World Sousveillance Day (WSD), which took place on December 24.
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