Premediations of Carcerality: Notes on Targeted Surveillance in Postcolonial India Platypod, The CASTAC Podcast

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This bonus content is a reading from Platypus, the CASTAC Blog. The full post by Mehak Sawhney can be read at https://blog.castac.org/2024/06/premediations-of-carcerality-notes-on-targeted-surveillance-in-postcolonial-india/. About the post: I refer to the various surveillance media practices that underpin the technological and legal procedures of targeted political imprisonment—from recording and observing to hacking and planting “evidence”—as premediations of carcerality. Such premediations vary between mass and targeted surveillance and, in the case of the BK-16, have changed from surveillance as passive observation to surveillance as orchestrating incarceration.

This bonus content is a reading from Platypus, the CASTAC Blog. The full post by Mehak Sawhney can be read at https://blog.castac.org/2024/06/premediations-of-carcerality-notes-on-targeted-surveillance-in-postcolonial-india/. About the post: I refer to the various surveillance media practices that underpin the technological and legal procedures of targeted political imprisonment—from recording and observing to hacking and planting “evidence”—as premediations of carcerality. Such premediations vary between mass and targeted surveillance and, in the case of the BK-16, have changed from surveillance as passive observation to surveillance as orchestrating incarceration.