SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Rafael Evangelista

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

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...

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Ciara Bracken-Roche (University of Ottawa)

Ciara Bracken-Roche, Post-doctoral fellow, University of Ottawa

Navigating Canadian Drone Space: A Sociological Analysis of the Stakeholders, Narratives, and Policy Shaping Canadian Unmanned Systems

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Drawing from documents collected through Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requests and interview data with Canadian drone stakeholders, this presentation argues that the Canadian drone space is driven by the surveillance-industrial...

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...

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