This panel examines the form and function of various kinds of open secrets in a hyper-visual and visible society.
Adam Piette (English, Sheffield University) discusses ‘The Open Secret of Nuclear Waste’
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Jack Bratich (Communication and Information, Rutgers University) discusses ‘Spectacular Secrecy and the Public Secret Sphere: Rumsfeld, Anonymous, and Snowden’
Deme Kasimis (Political Science, Yale University) discusses ‘Passing as Open Secrecy: Migrants and the Performance of Citizenship in Classical Greek Thought’
Matt Potolsky (English, University of Utah) discusses ‘Beyond Fiction: The NSA and Representation’.