A community project cited by Susan Maushart, carried out in
Shoreditch, London, UK. ( I haven't checked the source).
As in most places in UK, there is wide saturation by surveillance
(CCTV). In a particular housing estate (for those outside UK, this
refers to a low-economy citizenry, sometime verging on what has been
called the 'underclass'), someone decided to set up an experiment in
which the output from the CCTV's was made available as a live stream
to individual households.
It was discovered that people tended to watch the CCTV output as much
or more than they did broadcast programmes (such as the ubiquitous
reality shows). In other words, they appeared to be as fascinated by
the everyday movements of their neighbours (and themselves) as by
PS yes, cynics, I know that those cynics among us will say that ll it
shows is that people are terrified of criminality and anti-social
behavior. I choose a softer interpretation......
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