Day 2

Going In

Today was about deciding if I could enter places like banks, grocery stores, coffee shops- where do we have legal access to take video?

ACLU: Your Rights to Take Video & Photography

Video A ends when I enter Chase bank, although I did not remove the camera physically from my head. I used the machine and left without interaction. Video C records interactions in Whole Foods while getting some groceries. None of the interactions addressed the presence of the body camera. I am surprised by the lack of disturbance, the apparent acceptance of living with cameras in plain view. So far mostly sideways glances, until the camera card was filled and the camera started making a piercing and urgent beeping sound. I was sitting in the subway reading about Sandra Bland. I wasn't sure why it was beeping, but it sounded like a bomb was about to go off. I calmly turned it off and removed the camera from my head and continued reading. I looked up after 3 minutes and the woman sitting across from me is staring at me with a pretty intense look. The woman in grey tie-dye to the right is also giving me a hard stare. In this moment I realize glitches can be dangerous.

WATCHING SANDRA BLAND, By Margaret Talbot, JULY 29, 2015

"A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday”, by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, July 8, 2016