'how casinos have created a new kind of crowd'
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: Crowd Contouring on the Casino Floor -
'Historically, casinos have been eager adopters of technologies that help them to gather knowledge about their customers. The knowledge-gathering repertoire of the modern casino has shifted from telephone surveys, focus groups, and rudimentary datasets to complex feats of reconnaissance and analysis enabled by player tracking systems, data visualization tools, and behavioral intelligence software suites. Many surveillance techniques first applied in casinos were only later adapted to other domains—airports, financial trading floors, shopping malls, banks, and government agencies.' There are some large, embedded .avi files in the page, be careful.Wikipedia
on Gilles Deleuze.
'It's actually the data produced by individuals that becomes valuable in today's capitalist society.'
: The Ugly Carpets Of Vegas Are Hideously Clever Social Engineering At Work
A casino in Las Vegas is an excellent example of a surveillance-oriented environment
. Totally designed
, comfort and de-individuation in mind.
, 2001: Seen City
: 'From surveillance cams to facial scans, in Las Vegas the whole world is watching.'
, 2001: The Surveillance Society
: 'Cell phones that pinpoint your location. Cameras that track your every move. Subway cards that remember. We routinely sacrifice privacy for convenience and security. So stop worrying. And get ready for your close-up.'