Trevor Paglen on Time Sensitive

14 Oct, 2021

Trevor Paglen on Time Sensitive

BCNM alumni Trevor Paglen was interviewed by Spencer Bailey for the podcast Time Sensitive. Time Sensitive features candid, revealing portraits of curious and courageous people in business, the arts, and beyond who have a distinct perspective on time.

From the Time Sensitive website:

Paglen, who has a Ph.D. in geography from University of California, Berkeley, also thinks about the relationship between space and time, and how the associations a person makes while looking at something—be it a landscape or a satellite in endless orbit around the Earth—are fleeting and constantly changing. By highlighting seemingly invisible frameworks that exist in the world, Paglen invites viewers to think about life’s inconspicuous, and often unsettling, realities.

On this episode, Paglen discusses his deep-seated fascination with perception, talking with Spencer about the impacts of surveillance, deserts as sites of secrecy, and the value of trying to perceive forces that seem impossible to see.

Check out the full episode here!