Professor Hille Koskela is the leader of the project. She is interested in counter-surveillance, the emotional experience of being watched and the responsibilization of the public to contribute in surveillance. In this project she focuses specifically on surveillance-critical art works.
Liisa A. Mäkinen works in the project as a postdoctoral researcher. Liisa is interested in everyday practices of surveillance, particularly the social, cultural and individual effects of constant gathering of personal information. Her background is in social sciences and her previous research has tackled home surveillance systems and webcams, gamification of surveillance, and urban space control in the context of graffiti.
Thomas Behrndt has joined the project as a PhD candidate. In his research he is interested in contemporary surveillance practices and in particular the socio-political implications of the automated character of surveillance. Thomas has completed both his BA and MA in International Relations at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and in his studies specialized in critical security studies.
Johanna Junnila works in the project as a research assistant, currently gathering data for the study and planning her own master’s thesis on the subject. She is specializing in urban geography in her MSc and did her bachelor’s thesis on the experiences of Pokémon Go players in an urban environment.