Movies and Art #4

The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola 1974) and Untitled (Banksy)

Perhaps the biggest fear in being surveilled is not revealing one’s self but in being misunderstood and paying the consequences for a crime not committed. We watch Harry Caul grapple with recordings where the wrong interpretation can mean the destruction of lives. On this same note we live in an age where the collected data of our everyday lives can lead to data fishing and selection bias that have the potential to destroy the lives of both individuals and entire populations. Banksy makes this quite clear in both the artwork shown here and his personal retention of anonymity.