Trevor Paglen on NPR's Morning Edition

07 Jan, 2019

Trevor Paglen on NPR's Morning Edition

Alum Trevor Paglen talks to Andrew Limbong on NPR's Morning Edition about why his art deals with hidden structures of data collection and mass surveillance.

From the interview: When I was doing my dissertation research, it was really the middle of the emergent, like, war on terror. It was a moment in time where it was very clear that the United States had set up a kind of secret architecture for warfare. Well, I wanted to understand, if you were a state, how do you create places, or programs or even people that, quote-unquote, "don't exist?"

Listen to the conversation or read the transcript here!