Shooting Back

Shooting Back is a protest against the ubiquitous "security" camera, and an exploration of the privacy issues of wearable cameras versus surveillance cameras. The concept is simple: a person armed with a portable (more recently, wearable) video camera enters an area in which she is monitored - against her will - by a business or other institution. She then simply films the filmers, taking footage of ceiling-mounted cameras (such as the one pictured here, at the Park Street stop on the Boston subway system), closed-circuit televisions, and employees. Surveillance by private individuals often turns out to be treated quite differently from surveillance of them....
Read the original ShootingBack manifesto
For several variations on the Shooting Back theme, see MaybeCam.
View a 7 minute .avi trailer of the ShootingBack documentary
"ShootingBack" was funded, in part, by the Council for the Arts at MIT.