Invited keynote presentation to the Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists, 19 October 2016.
In this talk I want to explore the entanglements of access and surveillance, focusing on the bureaucratic remnants of the White Australia Policy and the narrow archival window we have on the past workings of ASIO. In particular, I want to play around with digital technologies to see if we can turn the archives inside out -- to reverse the gaze of state surveillance to focus on the practices though which it was maintained, recorded and revealed. I want to understand access as a struggle, not a gift.
19 Oct 2016
Forging Links, Australian Society of Archivists Annual Conference