SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Susan Cahill, University of Calgary

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 12:30 – 2 pm Dr. Cahill’s talk will address the research she has conducted as part of The Art & Surveillance Project (www.artandsurveillance.com). This online curatorial project catalogues artists, artworks, and exhibitions addressing the policies and technologies of surveillance in Canada post-9/11.

SSC Seminar Series: Jennifer R. Whitson, University of Waterloo

Drawing from a two-year ethnographic study of game developers in Montreal, Canada, this talk illustrates the human aspect of informational practice, providing a description of what of big data practice looks like in the trenches of digital media production.

CANCELLED - SSC Seminar Series: Sami Coll, visiting scholar, Université du Québec à Montréal

The Order of Big Data: Towards a Digital Episteme 

Sami Coll 

Tuesday October 11th • 12:30pm - 2:00pm • Mackintosh Corry Hall D411  CANCELLED

In The Order of Things (1966) Michel Foucault historicises how knowledge is produced from the pre-classical to the modern age. Can the way big data aims at producing knowledge in the 21st century be considered a new...

SSC Seminar Series: Colin Bennett, University of Victoria

Is Your Neighbour a Liberal or a Conservative? Voter Surveillance and the ‘Data-Driven’ Election Campaign

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

12:30 – 2 pm

Stirling Hall 401

(Grad Students are also invited to join Colin Bennett for an informal discussion in MacCorry room C512 from 10.30 to 11.30 before his seminar.)

The conventional wisdom is that the modern political campaign needs to be “data driven” to consolidate...

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar, Deakin University, Australia

Computer Network Operations and ‘Rule-with-Law’ in Australia and Canada
. Location: MacCorry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge). Computer Network Operations (CNOs) refer to government intrusion and/or interference with information communication infrastructures for the purposes of law enforcement and security intelligence. This presentation argues that while the domestic application of CNOs may be ‘lawful’ in Canada and Australia, their use is subject to ‘counter-law’ developments that undermine rule-of-law and threaten democratic freedoms.

SSC Seminar Series: Elia Zureik, Queen's University

Elia Zureik, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

"Big Data in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries"

Location: Ellis Hall Room 226

12:30-2:00pm

Elia Zureik's interest in the state of Qatar and big data is related to his work on surveillance, the Third World and colonialism. Qatar has the highest per capita income approximating $100,000 annually, and is a heavy user of information technology....

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-Up

The aim of this meeting is to give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty and update each other on recent and ongoing research as it relates to surveillance studies. Please come prepared to discuss your current work. Pizza provided!

Kindly R.S.V.P. to Joan Sharpe (surveill @ queensu.ca) by Tuesday, September 13, 2016. 

Location: MacCorry D411 (Sociology...

SSC Seminar Series: Sachil Singh

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

SSC Seminar Series: Yasuhiko Tajima

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

Yasuhiko Tajima
Surveillance and Human Rights in Japan
Yasuhiko Tajima, Professor of Media Law, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan in conversation with Midori Ogasawara, PhD candidate, Sociology, Queen’s University

In January 2016, Japan implemented a new national identification system that collects personal data on each citizen with a unique number. Though this system...

SSC Seminar Series: Ann Cavoukian

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

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