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April 20, 2012
Laura Poitras: Surveillance Teach-In 

Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras explores issues of war, justice, and power. Her current film trilogy, focusing on America post 9/11, documents the Iraq War, secret state surveillance, and the suspension of the rule of law in the “war on terror.” For this evening program, Poitras gives the floor to Jacob Appelbaum, computer security researcher, privacy advocate, hacker, and human rights activist, and Bill Binney, National Security Agency whistleblower. Appelbaum and Binney discuss domestic surveillance and the ways in which technological innovations have allowed for increasingly ubiquitous access into what was once private information. Woven through the Museum, interactive installations by Stimulate allow the viewer a dramatic glimpse of surveillance in action.