"Surveillance, the process by which the few monitor the many and keep records of them, is an old city phenomenon. In architecture we can find it as an archetype in Jeremy Bentham´s Panopticon prison. Other "historical" examples are the "Gossip mirrors" through which you could watch the street without opening the window. Today we have more sophisticated surveillance methods using video cameras and electronic equipment to watch the other and to protect ourselves from encroachment. Crime has been reduced by 90 % in some streets by introducing special surveillance equipment. But what are the social and cultural benefits of such urban surveillance? The very idea of camera surveillance evokes curiosity, desire, aggression, guilt and above all - fear. These emotions interact in a day dream drama of seeing and being seen, concealment and self exposure, inclusion and exclusion. Can the intension and attraction of these dramas help us to understand the glamour and malevolence with which the technologies of surveillance is invested, and our acceptance of it?"