For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

January 25, 2010

You're Being Watched! Law School Hosts Surveillance Art Discussion

The Technology Law Society at the UW School of Law will host a panel discussion focused on surveillance art (the use of technology to record human behavior that provides commentary on the process of surveillance) and rights of the artist and public on Thursday, January 28 from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 127.

The discussion will feature Dr. James Coupe, an artist and Assistant Professor at the UW Department of Digital Art and Experimental Media. Other panelists include Melyn Simburg of Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy; Brian Alseth, Technology & Liberty Director, ACLU of Washington; and Peter Winn, Assistant U.S. Attorney.

The event is co-sponsored by Advocates for the Arts; the UW Law, Technology & Arts Group; and the law school's ACLU Chapter.

The Technology Law Society is a law student group that works to bring the technology related legal resources of both the law school and surrounding community to the student body. The topics covered under technology are broad, including biotechnology, privacy, public interest, e-commerce and intellectual property. Sponsored events have included how to choose technology related classes, technology law reading groups and finding a job in the technology field.