Once again it's June the 25th. I spent most of the day doing the same thing I did this time last year and this time the year before last.. I had a picnic at the Grave of Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell. Today is his birthday and for the last couple of years I've met with Dr John Perivolaris to pay our respects to the great writer and talk about the years events around surveillance and civil … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday George Orwell
Do I look like a terrorist?
On more than one occasion, while out and about taking photographs, (mainly in London) I've been stopped for having a camera round my neck and looking like I might be about to take a picture. Yup, that's all it seems to take now-a-days to raise the suspicions of some underpaid private security guard. Just be out and about minding your own photographic business, perhaps dangerously close to the … [Read more...] about Do I look like a terrorist?
Social Media Picnic
[Please join us every year on the 25th of June at Orwell's grave. Ping @Documentally] This year (2013) it's a Tuesday! Let's discuss civil liberties, CCTV, privacy and surveillance in the company of Orwell. [this blog post was written 2008] The annual meeting at Orwell's grave started in 2007. Whilst on Twitter I mentioned in passing that I was thinking about holding a social media picnic at … [Read more...] about Social Media Picnic