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Observation Devices by Dylan Cale Jones with Read/Write Library

Join us on Saturday February 17th from 2-6pm for the opening reception of Observation Devices, a growing collection of works by Dylan Cale Jones. The collection includes drawings, sculptures, photographs, tools, events, and text. Each work documents observations of public spaces in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Observation Devices invokes the name of the Chicago Police Department’s surveillance cameras, called PODs (Police Observation Devices). They are part of “Operation Virtual Shield”, one of the largest networks of public and private surveillance infrastructure in the world. Observation Devices is an expansion and critique of Operation Virtual Shield.

As part of Observation Devices, Humboldt Park’s Read/Write Library will present a curated pop-up library with selections from its collection. Read/Write Library collects, preserves, and provides access to community media in order to inspire and promote diverse modes of cultural production and civic engagement. During the pop-up library, Read/Write will deliver workshops that encourage members of Oak Park and its surrounding neighborhoods to produce and contribute materials to the pop-up library.

Observation Devices is presented by Dylan Cale Jones, Read/Write Library and Compound Yellow as part of the Self Reliance School.

Find out more at: compoundyellow.com, readwritelibrary.org, dylancalejones.com


 

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Observation Devices es una colección creciente de obras de Dylan Cale Jones. La colección incluye dibujos, esculturas, fotografías, herramientas, eventos y texto. Cada obra documenta las observaciones de los espacios públicos en el vecindario de Humboldt Park en Chicago. Observation Devices invocan el nombre de las cámaras de vigilancia del Departamento de Policía de Chicago, llamadas POD (Dispositivos de Observación de la Policía). Forman parte de "Operation Virtual Shield", una de las redes más grandes de infraestructura de vigilancia pública y privada en el mundo. Observation Devices es una expansión y crítica de Operation Virtual Shield.

 Como parte de Observation Devices, la biblioteca Read/Write de Humboldt Park presentará una biblioteca emergente seleccionada con selecciones de su colección. Read/Write colecciona, conserva y proporciona acceso a los medios comunitarios para inspirar y promover diversos modos de producción cultural y compromiso cívico. Durante la biblioteca emergente, Read / Write ofrecerá talleres que alientan a los miembros de Oak Park y sus vecindarios aledaños a producir y contribuir materiales a la biblioteca emergente.

 Observation Devices es presentado por Dylan Cale Jones, Read/Write Library y Compound Yellow como parte de Self Reliance School.

 Obtenga más información en: compoundyellow.com, readwritelibrary.org, dylancalejones.com

 

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