2018

Teens Talk Tech: Social Media and Families in the Digital Age

Mackintosh-Corry Hall Room B201

Interested in how social media use may be impacting your family?

Join Queen's University expert Valerie Michaelson, and the eQuality Project's Valerie Steeves as they explore how the rise of social networking has impacted:

  • interpersonal relationships
  • academic achievement
  • teen dating
  • bullying

You will also hear from a group of local teens who put away their smartphones for a week as part of the...

SSC Seminar Series: Rafael Evangelista (Professor, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil)

Rafael Evangelista

Surveillance, Capitalism and the Global South

Wednesday, October 3 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Abstract:

Surveillance capitalism is a global phenomenon, with ramifications around the world and different implications for specific regions, and to social and cultural contexts. It grows in places of weak urban regulation (Uber, Airbnb), low investments in education and infrastructure (Google Suite for Education),...

SSC Seminar Series: Bianca Wylie (Open Government Advocate)

Bianca Wylie

Countering the Digital Consensus - The Political Economy of the Smart City

Wednesday, September 19 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

As cities seek to expand how they use data and technology as part of public service delivery, corporate actors are exerting increasing influence and pressure on city governments. This is leading to a blurring of the line between...

SSC Seminar Series Research Roundup!

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

(Sociology Lounge)

We start the Surveillance Studies Centre Seminar Series with the annual "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.  New and returning members welcome!

Pizza provided!

Kindly R.S.V.P to Joan...

SSC Seminar Series: Jens Hälterlein

March 28th - Jens Hälterlein 

12:30 to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

Social physics, risk spaces and big data: epistemologies of predictive policing

The lecture addresses three different approaches to predictive policing in order to discuss their epistemologies and their performativity as a means of knowledge production, labelling of criminal subjects and intelligence-led policing. The first approach is based on criminological routine activity...

SSC Seminar Series: Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth University)

From Sousveillance to Civic Forensics: The Evolution of Cop-Watching in Protests

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

Recording and monitoring police violence is a central aspect of protesters' experiences. In this presentation we turn from traditional conceptualizations of sousveillance, to the idea of ‘civic forensics’ in efforts to examine how sousveillance strategies can be collectivized through civic-led...

SSC Seminar Series: Solon Barocas (Cornell University)

Solon Barocas

Refractive Surveillance: Monitoring Customers to Manage Workers

Wednesday, April 4 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Collecting information about one group can facilitate control over an entirely different group—a phenomenon we term refractive surveillance. We explore this dynamic in the context of retail stores by investigating how retailers’ collection of data about customers facilitates new forms of managerial...

Student Internship at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

*Note: This opportunity is restricted to graduate students involved in the Big Data Surveillance Partnership Grant at Queen's University, University of Ottawa, University of Victoria, Laval University, and University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

1) CONTACT INFORMATION: Applications to be addressed to: Bradley Weldon, Acting Deputy Commissioner Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC Address: 4th...

SSC Seminar Series: Veronica Moretti (University of Bologna)

Risk perception and digital surveillance among American college students

Wednesday, February 7 2018, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

MacCorry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge)

Within each American university campus, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) is designated to send students emails whenever a crime is committed on campus or in the surrounding area.

Moretti's study investigates the extent to which information sharing about criminal events...

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