As sociologist David Lyon describes, we are now living in a "surveillance society" where surveillance has bled into every aspect of our daily activities, from macro-level Covid-19 contact tracing to micro-level personal health data self-tracking. More than ever, our ways of feeling, being, and living have been quantified, collected, and aggregated by technologies and across institutions, which in effect feeds into various types of social control, classification, and domination. With the prevalence of the Foucauldian trope of the panopticon, such data-driven surveillance seems so coercive that our bodies and movement become hypervisible and subject to scrutiny. Indeed, a growing…
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