4 Synchronized Camera Angles of the UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident

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Andy Baio synchronized four YouTube videos of the UC Davis protest on November 18, so one can watch events unfold from multiple, side-by-side perspectives. The effect is striking, especially as an example of sousveillance, or the democratization of the tools of surveillance. James Fallows writes on the subject in "UC Davis Update, Featuring 'Catopticon' and Tanks in Small Towns."

The source videos are by:

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briocloud, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Uj1cV97XQ
jamiehall1615, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuWEx6Cfn-I

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OperationLeakS, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnR7xET7Uo
asucd, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AdDLhPwpp4

The Atlantic writers respond to events at UC Davis and violence at Occupy Wall Street:

James Fallows: "Pepper-Spray Brutality at UC Davis."
Alexis Madrigal: "Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike."
James Fallows: "The Moral Power of an Image: UC Davis Reactions."
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "The Cops We Deserve."
Ta-Nehisi Coates: "'Standard Police Procedure'."
Grance Franke-Ruta: "Too Much Violence and Pepper Spray at the OWS Protests: The Videos and Pictures."
James Fallows: "UC Davis Update, Featuring 'Catopticon' and Tanks in Small Towns."

For more work by Andy Baio, visit http://waxy.org/.

Via Xeni Jardin.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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