The All Seeing Eye: Surveillance Technologies as Tools of Control

Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2020) The All Seeing Eye: Surveillance Technologies as Tools of Control. In: CONFIA2020:8TH CONFERENCE ON ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION. CONFIA . Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Northern Portugal, pp. 1-688. ISBN 978-989-54939-0-6

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Abstract. Themes of surveillance, privacy, loss of freedom and Totalitarianism are explored in response to George Orwell’s prescient novel 1984 and those related to the control of women’s fertility and sexuality are tackled through analysis of Margaret Attwood’s chilling novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Prestigious publisher The Folio Society commissioned the sisters Elena and Ana Balbusso to respond visually to Attwood’s dystopian tale and illustrator Jonathan Burton was commissioned to visualise Orwell’s 1984 in 2012 and 2014, respectively. A striking adaptation of Attwood’s novel was created in Graphic Novel format by ‘Visual Storyteller ‘Renee Nault and in 1999 , to celebrate 50 years of the inception of 1984 ‘, illustrator Alex Williamson created a series of powerful images in a book commissioned by Secker and Warburg. Each illustrator tackles the subject with a unique voice that conveys their personal interpretation of the narrative.
Key Words: Margaret Attwood, George Orwell, The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, Ana and Elena Balbusso, Alex Williamson, Jonathan Burton, Renee Nault , Dystopias, Panopticon, Jeremy Bentham , Shoshana Zuboff, Feminism, Totalitarianism, Big Brother, Thought Police , Fertility, Power .

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dystopias, fertility , 1984 , George Orwell , Facebook , technology , surveillance , Margaret Attwood , Shoshana Zuboff , Adam Curtis , Handmaid's Tale , Balbusso Sisters, Folio Society , Secker and Walberg , Panopticon ,
ISBN: 978-989-54939-0-6
Subjects: Arts > Illustration
Philosophy & Psychology
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Fine Art
Depositing User: Linda Scott
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 09:30
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:22


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