Whitney Biennial 2012

On April 20, 2012 Laura Poitras held a surveillance teach-in at the Whitney Museum. She was joined by Jacob Appelbaum, computer security researcher, privacy advocate, hacker, and human rights activist; and by William Binney, a former NSA intelligence official turned whistleblower who resigned in protest after more than 30 years with the agency. Woven through the Museum on the evening of the teach-in were interactive installations by artist group Stimulate. The Surveillance Teach-In was an artistic and practical commentary on living in the contemporary Panopticon.