In today's (30th Oct 2005) Sunday Times Magazine, there's an article entitled "The Eye Generation" which explores the role of cameraphones in today's increasingly digital culture. I'm quoted a bit talking about cameraphones and the law, drawing on my "Citizen Justice or Opening Pandora's Box?" post and an interview I did with Sheryl-Lee Kerr. While I'm far from eloquent at times, I'm glad this made it in:
Mr Leaver also hesitates at the thought of greater legislation to deal with the potential problems. "It's (the camerphone) definitely more of a good than a bad thing. But the negative consequences could be so dramatic that you want to think them though now," he says. "We at least need to start the conversation (about laws). I am hesitant to say legislate. But we need to start critically thinking about these issues before it's something we're faced with."I'm not sure if the Sunday Times will put a version of this article online or not, but I'll link to it if they do (not all of their print copy makes it to their website).
Update: In case anyone felt like reading the article, here's a PDF of the "Eye Generation" article.
[Tags: cameraphone | citizenjustice | sundaytimes | digitalculture]