Smile, You’re On Hidden Camera :)

Artist Statement

Jazmin Hughes, Mia Teller, Lauryn Franklin, and Willie Beaudry

For our Interdisciplinary Project (IDP) we chose government surveillance as our research topic. We chose government surveillance because it was a total mystery to us. We had no clue how the government surveyed us, what the surveillance was used or how surveillance helped us.

We chose the research question “What are the regulations around the scope and methodology of government surveillance and what is the information used for?” which we based all of our written articles on. We gathered information from different government surveillance programs like the National Security Agency (NSA)  but a lot of research came from articles which were based off leaked highly classified government documents.

The products created for our project include a satirical movie poster, watch, and several essays, The Chronicles of C Squared, All Eyes on You, and The Government Has Eyes; as well as a short film detailing everyday surveillance.

The Government Has Eyes Deffinition essay by William Beaudry

All Eyes On You Cause and effect essay by Jasmine Hughes

The Chronicles Of C Squared  A narrative essay by Lauryn Franklin

Annotated Works Cited: Smile, You’re On Camera 🙂

38 Comments Add yours

  1. emet levy says:

    The research question seems to have some words missing and a slight grammatical error, yikes.


  2. Josh Kluger says:

    the government record every thing we put on the internet. I’m careful to never put my incriminating photos on here.


  3. Sarah Marlin says:

    The poster is really well executed. I love the detail of the sharks teeth being the American flag. Super Creepy


  4. Erez Frank says:

    Based on your findings, would you say that you are safe even though you have looked up many things on the internet about government surveillance. Would they see this as a threat?


  5. London Haines says:

    I love the poster because it goes with the topic really well and it also just catches peoples attention with the shark and the girl on the computer. I really love it…


  6. Shayla Smith says:

    *sirens go off* “EVERYBODY RUN EMET THE GRAMMAR POLICE IS HERE!!” Lmfao, I didn’t even catch that until I read the intro as well, it’s okay typos aren’t are friend sometimes..but the essays seemed pretty spotless and very informative, i liked the poster too even thought i feel bad for the little shark because his eyes are poked out for cameras….nice concept…poor shark


    1. Sarah Marlin says:

      Imagine if Edward Snowden never said anything. It is crazy we are so in the dark about what the people in power are up to.


  7. Love the poster well done everyone!!!!!!!


  8. Jade Grisby says:

    I love your poster and how the sharks teeth are the american flag


  9. Destiny says:

    i love the poster, especially the shark 👍


  10. Latimer Smith says:

    I though you guys did some very detailed research on a relatively new topic, especially since the govt. is trying to keep it secret.


  11. Lakaylah says:

    Lol she is suffering the web


  12. Chaia Wyatt says:

    I learned so much from your presentation! It was so crazy and scary to see how intense the surveillance from the government actually is.


  13. soha says:

    Mia, I love how well your poster came along! Its strong and its purpose is really clear. ( also enjoy the tiny slogans and messages, clever 😉 )


  14. Lauryn Franklin says:

    “Coming soon…already there” lol that was very clever!


  15. Lauren Wood says:

    I don’t know why, but I find this topic super interesting. Also, the way you added the smiley face to your project’s title is creepy af but cool.


  16. justinowenss says:

    The poster is lovely and well made. I really like the narrative because its an engaging story.


  17. Kyla Butler says:

    This topic definitely open my eyes cuz I didn’t know the government was watching me


  18. REBECCA LIN says:

    This is the topic that I most interested in but I understand that’s no more to know about.


  19. Giuliani says:

    Makes me double think and check everything I am using. smh. the government is very shadyyyyyyyy!!


    1. luwamkidane says:

      Agreed, makes me feel so uncomfortable


  20. Tennessee Tillery says:

    I feel the imagery in the poster is very effective, the startling and recognizable images definitely add a lot!


  21. YESHI GYAMTSO says:

    Holy crap!! I am a bit uncomfortable being watch by the government. Great essay and poster!


  22. Tina says:

    Well done everyone .surveillance was really interesting to read about and it’s scary to know that someone’s always watching us


  23. kailajenkins17 says:

    Just knowing that people can watch you just because is so creepy! Like ew.


  24. Marcelo A. says:

    Very nice poster and very nice presentation! I’ll be keeping a paper taped over my webcam in the future!


  25. Devanae adams says:

    I love the poster ! Well done it has so much meaning to it and you title really catchy guys ! Good job


  26. Henry Gong says:

    I don’t think that the government is watching everybody, they don’t have that much time, but i think if you do something suspicious, they will find you.


  27. pearlstark says:

    I am a huge fan of snowden! I love your poster so much it really convayed the message that we are being whatched without our consent. I put a sticker over my computer camera after reading your essays.


  28. Indigo says:

    I understand this topic is an infringement of our 4th amendment, however does it really matter? It is impossible for the government to have the manpower to scan through everything you do, and the only way someone will actually be checked is if they appear to be involved with serious criminal activity. I just think the average person is way too insignificant to be affected by surveillance.


  29. amandaw127 says:

    Really love how the woman is surfing the web and surfing at the same time. Also how did you turn the Shark’s teeth into the flag?


  30. tenzin nyodrup says:

    Wow this was really interesting. specially about FISA court. and snowden.


  31. Ravyn Gistarb says:

    Your poster was one of my favorites, great job!


  32. Darkius says:

    Wow, your narrative essay really got me thinking. I dont know if i would really cover my camera but its good to be aware.


  33. Jasmine says:

    Can’t believe William spelled my name wrong. We all did a good job though, all the hard work paid off.


  34. leeandrajnaecross says:

    I really enjoy this peice and the movie poster really caught my eye. I am most definitely more aware of being watched and to really close cameras we are not using!


  35. Evelyn says:

    The title of your essays are very clever and straight to the point.


  36. Taisia says:

    By far one of the most interesting topics and made me want to read, especially the the nice cover photo


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