“For the past couple of decades there has been a steady stream of analysis that has documented the ways in which the rollout of new digital and networked technologies have enabled increasingly pervasive and extensive forms of state and corporate surveillance. Such technologies have the capability to capture and communicate data about their use; simultaneously a wealth of sophisticated software has been developed that processes and acts on such data in automated, autonomous, and automatic ways. Importantly, the use of embedded GPS, sensors, and digital cameras are enabling location and movement to be tracked, facilitating extensive geosurveillance of people and places.” – From Rob Kitchin’s Continuous Geosurveillance in the “Smart City”.
Nebulous explores the presence of big data within the contemporary urban environment. Our digital identities are broadcast at all times creating clouds of information available for whoever or whatever wants to capitalize upon the individual. Through abstraction, Nebulous visualizes a portrait of our digital clouds.
Commissioned by DIS Magazine for “The Data Issue” for Rob Kitchin’s Continuous Geosurveillance in the “Smart City”.