New Transparency

Items in this category are themed using the "New Transparency" theme.

Cities Under Seige

Congratulations to Stephen Graham on his new publication Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism , Verso, May 2010.

Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence through the sites, spaces, infrastructure...

Welcome NewT Posdoc

Welcome to Kate Milberry, who joined the New Transparency as a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

Kate Milberry joined the New Transparency as a postdoctoral fellow in the fall of 2009 after completing her PhD at Simon Fraser University. She worked under the supervision of philosopher aof technology Andrew Feenberg, studying the...

Post-doctoral fellowship

on Surveillance and Security: “Exploring U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fusion Centers."

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Vanderbilt University is seeking a postdoctoral-level scholar for a research project on the social, legal, and technical dimensions of DHS “fusion centers.” This project will document and evaluate the information sharing practices of fusion centers, with a focus on...

New Deep Packet Inspection website

A new website on deep packet inspection in Canada is now online: www.deeppacketinspection.ca . Deep packet inspection is a networking technology that ISPs use to garner actionable network intelligence about their customers' data traffic.

The technology was at the center of last year's network management/net neutrality hearings by the CRTC, and has been used by American and British...

PhD Studentship

The Open University Business School in conjunction with The New Transparency project invites applications for a PhD scholarship, based at the Open University Business School, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, in its ESRC recognized Research Degrees Programme.

The Open University Business School in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded ‘New Transparency: Surveillance and...

New Book - Surveillance Society in the Global South

Congratulations to Nelson Arteaga Botello on his recent publication Sociedad de la vigilancia en Sur-Global ( Surveillance Society in the Global South ) Mexico: Miguel Angel Porrua and UAEM, 2009.

New Book - Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity

Congratulations to Torin Monahan on his new publication Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity . New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, (2010).

Threats of terrorism, natural disaster, identity theft, job loss, illegal immigration, and even biblical apocalypse -- all are perils that trigger alarm in people today. Although there may be a factual basis for...

Call for Papers: The Political Economy of Surveillance

A Research Workshop Open University Business School, UK Sept 9 – 12 2010

500 word abstracts for original academic papers on the Political Economy of Surveillance should be sent to the co-organizers: Dr Kirstie Ball , Open University Business School and Professor Laureen Snider , Department of Sociology, Queen’s University. The deadline for proposals is April 30th, 2010....

Post-doc position at University of Alberta

The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting research project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position, starting summer 2010 based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta . This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.

The fellow will perform research in the area of the New Transparency's...

New Book- Privacy in Context

Congratulations to Helen Nissenbaum on her new book Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy and the Integrity of Social Life , published by Stanford University Press.

Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated...

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