Vita Obscura: Reclaiming Your Life Through Lies, Surgery and Performance

Here’s a little video I made. It’s a coda to a paper I’m working on titled Vita Obscura: Obfuscating Biopower. In the paper I talk about how obfuscation as an anti-surveillance strategy can be used to resist biopower (Michel Foucault’s formula for how command and control works in modern societies). The video has some imaginative examples of how this could be applied in a dystopian near-future scenario.


I presented the paper at the Infosocial 2017 Conference at Northwestern University last month. I got some good feedback aaaand now I’m all the more aware that it needs more work before it can be published / put online. Hopefully soon!