I’ve written about the theater of airport security before. Now here is an excellent piece written by an ex-cop about why airport screening fails to keep us safe and is really all about the illusion of security. Her interesting observation at the end of the piece is that she believes more and more people are beginning to realize it’s all an illusion and that will mean that fewer people will be willing to comply.
I am currently Professor of Digital Media at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. I am also the current Coordinator of General Education at the University. I am interested in astrophotography, game studies, digital literacies, open pedagogies, and generally how technology impacts our culture.