Journal zu Migration und Ãœberwachung

Metamute – obwohl bereits im Februar mit einer Ausgabe zu Ãœberwachung und Migration im weitesten Sinne erschienen, ist immer noch ein guter Tipp und nicht zu spät.

We are living through an intensification of citizens’, and non-citizens’, visibility to capital. Database convergence, states of emergency and points-based immigration systems destroy the legal and informational grey zones in which the poor shelter and organise. As black economies and shadow sectors are exposed to the light of networked information in the interests of population management, border enforcement, welfare clamp-downs and, above all, profit, what are the risks and advantages of visibility? What do (political and artistic) representation and rights have to offer the illegal and ‘invisible’?

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