Faustus: That Damned Woman

22nd Jan 2020 - 4th Apr 2020

Book Tickets

1984 and Contemporary Surveillance Close

Headlong in association with the Cultural Institute at King's | Jan. 12, 2015

People often refer to the idea that we are living in 1984 when talking about contemporary surveillance culture, but to what extent is that a valid observation? How much do contemporary forms of surveillance actually resemble the forms of surveillance that Orwell imagines in 1984? 

Dr. Btihaj Ajana, Dr. Claudia Aradau, Prof. Alex Callinicos and Tony Bunyan discuss the relationship between Orwell's own experiences in post-war London, his vision of 1984 and our contemporary surveillance society.

Chaired by Sarah Grochala.