It has been one week since the Boston Marathon bombs shook the world.
Since that time, there have been memorials, other marathons, much pontificating, the identification of the suspects, a shootout between the suspects and police, which left one brother dead, and a lockdown on the city of Boston as police hunted the other suspect and found him hiding in a boat.
The surveillance tapes proved to be the key to identifying the bombing suspects.
I have felt uncomfortable in the past with surveillance cameras everywhere on our streets and inside businesses.
It can leave a creepy feeling of always being watched and never being able to escape the constant gaze.
And about gazing, I did a story on London artist Charles Vincent about his art and a piece called A Gaze Returned, which examines surveillance and its effect on us. It’s a provocative artwork.
You can read the story and see his sculpture here. http://www.lfpress.com/entertainment/stage/2011/06/17/18296461.html
I’m wondering about your thoughts on ubiquitous surveillance. In the Boston case it helped authorities, but is it also creating a paranoid society?
There will be a moment of silence today in Boston at 2:50 p.m., when the first bomb exploded.