Trevor Paglen's Deep Web Dive | Behind the Scenes
Taking his art to a literal new level, the artist dives deep in the Atlantic Ocean to photograph NSA underwater internet cables.
The Creators Project travels to Miami to meet Trevor Paglen, the artist, experimental geographer, and counter-surveillance researcher best known for his long-distance pictures of secret military bases, and his contribution to the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour. In Miami, Paglen takes his art to a new level, deep diving in the Atlantic Ocean to photograph National Security Agency-tapped underwater internet cables. As we journey with Paglen down into the depths of the ocean, we take a peek inside the struggle between physical reality and intangibles like privacy and network security. Says Paglen, “With a lot of these kinds of projects, there’s always a sense of discovery. That’s exciting—to find something that no one has ever seen before.”
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