2017

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017

Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017 “Surveillance in the Big Data Era” 15 June – 21 June Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Surveillance Studies has become a key way of understanding the contemporary world, and the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has been one of the driving forces behind the growth of this transdisciplinary field. For...

SSC Seminar Series: Steve Richardson and Debra Mackinnon, Queen's University

Steven Richardson and Debra Mackinnon

Left to their own Devices? The rise of wearables in the workplace

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
, 12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Emerging trends in wearable technology include ergonomic sensors for occupational health and safety, biometric sensors for professional athletes, augmented reality headsets for shipping and receiving, and smart ID badges for personnel tracking and remote monitoring....

SSC Seminar Series: Marjolein Lanzing (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Wednesday November 29, 12:30 – 2:00pm

MacCorry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology lounge)

Marjolein Lanzing, Eindhoven University of Technology

Big Brothers and Little Sisters

Recent empirical research regarding young women’s experiences on social media platforms points out the tension between the participatory, empowering aspects of social network sites (SNS) for the development of meaningful social interaction, relationships and identity construction on the one hand, and...

Tenure-track position in Intersectional Surveillance Studies

The Department of Sociology at Queen’s University invites applications for a Queen's National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Intersectional Surveillance Studies with an emphasis on Big Data and Social Inequality. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in surveillance studies and contemporary critical...

Surveillance, Big Data and the Future: Shoshana Zuboff

Surveillance, Big Data and the Future

Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

A lecture/discussion for undergraduate students

Thursday, November 9

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Kingston Hall, Room 101

Shoshana Zuboff joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. In 2014 and 2015 she was a Faculty Associate at the Berkman...

SSC Seminar Series: Shoshana Zuboff (Harvard Business School)

Surveillance Studies Centre Seminar Wednesday November 8, 12:30 – 2:00pm

Goodes Hall, Room 308.

Toronto as Google City: Sidewalk Labs and Surveillance Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

Shoshana Zuboff joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. In 2014 and 2015 she was a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at...

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: Shoshana Zuboff

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

Thursday, November 9 2017

Reception 5:30-6:00pm, Public Lecture 6:00-7:30pm

Queen’s School of Medicine, Arch Street: main lecture theatre 032A

Watch the video of the event here: https://stream.queensu.ca/Watch/a7ZBk45D 

Hosted by the Surveillance Studies Centre, jointly by the Department of Sociology, Smith School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Computing on...

SSC Seminar Series: Dennis Molinaro (Trent University)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Dennis Molinaro

The Bridge in the Park: Reflections on Law, Security and the Normalization of Surveillance

Security has often been used as a justification for the creation of a host of laws and regulations, some public, some secret. While we can debate the necessity of the measures, we can also challenge the notion...

SSC Seminar Series: Anouk Mols (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Materialised (dis)trust: Mapping the dynamics of WhatsApp neighbourhood watchfulness practices

WhatsApp neighbourhood watch groups are an already ubiquitous phenomenon in the Netherlands despite having only recently emerged. This study draws on an in-depth and multidimensional examination of the ‘watchfulness’ practices of members of these groups through interviews and focus groups. It begins...

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