Dustin Freemont came to Portland, Oregon, to attend Reed College, where he graduated with a BA in political science in 2007.  His thesis, “The Surveillance Society and the Threat to Liberalism: Bentham’s Dream of Panopticism and Foucault’s Imagination of Power” examined the ethical issues around CCTV surveillance. The thesis asserted that people cannot be made more ethical through electronic surveillance. After Reed, he continued his surveillance research by working for the U.S. Census Bureau as a Recruiter, before being promoted to the position of Field Operations Supervisor in 2010.  His video “Tactical Apathy,” an animation of political theory, was featured in PNCA’s 2012 Videofest. He is currently pursuing an MFA in the new Critical Theory and Creative Research program at PNCA in Portland OR.  In 2013, he was awarded a Bitcoin Foundation grant to attend the Bitcoin conference in San Jose, California, in May 2013.


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