Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exhibit looks at McCarthyism and the Patriot Act

The Markosian Library, located on the Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville Redwood Campus, is hosting the Freedom of Information and Privacy exhibit, open March through May.

The multimedia display features videos, including a clip of George W. Bush signing the Patriot Act in 2001. The exhibit also covers the 1966 federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), an act signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson that “allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the U.S. government.”

The overall exhibit explores the overlapping relationship between historical models of how we transmit, share, and receive telecommunicated information and digital data and the underlying political associations with the laws governing these procedures.