This special issue of On_Culture charts the fundamental changes in cultural agency brought about by expansion, digitalization, and de-materialization of surveillance technologies. These developments penetrate every-day experiences down to the most quotidian and unconscious practices as well as the very materiality of the affected bodies. As a growing performative force, these practices and the responses they elicit work towards an essential cultural restructuring that results in a plurality of surveillance cultures. This pluralization calls for a radical reconceptualization of surveillance with regard to the personal as well as systemic possibilities it re-determines.
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The final date for full paper submissions is July 1, 2018.