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Loving Big Brother

Loving Big Brother

From George Orwell to reality TV– is surveillance to be feared or embraced?
Loving Big Brother by John E McGrath, Routledge, 2004

There are more cameras in the UK than anywhere else in the world, even at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park…We are being watched all the time. 

“Talking” CCTV cameras tell off people dropping litter or committing anti-social behaviour in 20 areas across England (BBC News).

Surveillance seems to have become the eyes and ears of authority in our advanced technological society?

But does it make us feel safer or is it an invasion of privacy? Or does it open up new possibilities for interaction, resistance, creativity and politics?

Leading artists, activists and social thinkers: John E McGrath (Artistic Director of Manchester’s ground breaking Contact Theatre and author of Loving Big journalist and lecturer who has published on CCTV, sexuality and criminology and car crime come together to interrogate surveillance culture with the public in an interactive platform.

Loving Big Brother is presented by The Red Room. For more information call 020 7735 7797 or email


Date and time

18 July 2008

Please note
This is now a past event.


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