If I Could See What You See
Richard Wheeler’s research project, If I Could See What You See, sets the groundwork for building a map of defense contractors who provide surveillance training to the United States federal government. A U.S. Armed Forces veteran with over a decade of experience in aerial imagery and surveillance, Wheeler aims to educate civilians in the complex infrastructure of military surveillance. The research includes two major components: first, Wheeler’s team will distribute and visualize data regarding defense contractors, making it easier for people to access. Second, they will design a public workshop that will unveil the usually hidden tacit knowledge of the surveillance community.