Social media and the Vancouver Riots...

 

What does this event say about crowd-sourced surveillance? Is this the redefinition of another form of community policing? Hundreds of cameras 'watching'... Tens of thousands of hours of footage in sum total...

 

 

 

 

Canucks Riot - Wilderness Eyes from Christine McAvoy on Vimeo.

 

 

Surveillance continues to challenge us with its ever sharper nuances... sousveillance here now to stay en masse.

 

I'm not defending the perpetrators... but such evidence gathering will now become "fashionable"... these pictures tell the story of the riots... but context is everything... and where context is missing or lacking the story can be entirely fabricated or misunderstood...

 

Compare photo and video taken from these riots and make up your own mind... whether automated recognition systems (biometrics) tell us it is the same person or not- the point is that this individual's name has been revealed... 

 

 "This fine young gentleman is !@ #@$ of Richmond BC. There are numerous claims that he was actually a hero and was trying to stop the destruction, but many videos prove otherwise and show him breaking the window of the BMO downtown." 

 

 

Source: http://blog.deliciousjuice.com/2011/06/16/only-human/