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Lost database identity

by Critical Commons Manager

"This, Jack, is your life." TV's Lost is exemplary of a profound shift in the depiction of systems of surveillance from being based on visible evidence to control based on information systems and the metadata by which an individual is constituted. During season three of Lost, the true power of the Dharma Initiative is revealed to be their mastery of data access and the ability to interpellate individuals into systems of categorization.

Lost database identity S03E01

Identity and surveillance depend on metadata rather than visibility

from Lost (2006)
Creator: J.J. Abrams
Distributor: ABC
Posted by Critical Commons Manager