Surveillance video as art?

Artists create 'art' using software and CCTV to spot faces on the streets


At a minimum, the new surveillance art alerts citizens to the dense electronic soup that permeates 21st century urban environments. Electroland's McNall muses, "We're all so affected by this pervasive invisible electronic network. If you think seriously about all these technologies you could begin to get a little paranoid, but if you sort of cloak these things in friendly clothes, people aren't offended. We're interested in exploring fun ways to make these technologies visible and look at how this pervasiveness can change people's relationships to buildings and spaces, or to each other."