Understanding the Panopticon, Surveillance and 'Sousveillance'
SURveillance vs. SOUSveillance / Cameras Everywhere (dis)Orientation
What is SOUSVEILLANCE? What does SOUSVEILLANCE mean? SOUSVEILLANCE meaning & explanation
Sousveillance is the recording of an activity by a participant in the activity, typically by way of small wearable or portable personal technologies. The term "sousveillance", coined by Steve Mann, stems from the contrasting French words sur, meaning "above", and sous, meaning "below", i.e. "surveillance" denotes the "eye-in-the-sky" watching from above, whereas "sousveillance" denotes bringing the camera or other means of observation down to human level, either physically, or hierarchically.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!