SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Alix Johnson (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Queen's University)

Alix Johnson

Watched Waters: Emerging Regimes of (Spatializing ) Arctic Surveillance

Wednesday, January 16, 2018


1:00 – 2 pm
 (Note time change)

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

In recent years, the Arctic Ocean has emerged as a flashpoint, its melting waters increasingly marked by military tensions, resource extraction, and commercial development. Less publicly, the Arctic is also increasingly monitored by surrounding states’ surveillance tools. From revived...

SSC Seminar Series: Nasma Ahmed (Director, Digital Justice Lab)

CANCELLED

Nasma Ahmed

Alternative "Futures"

Wednesday, November 28 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

We will be exploring how we can shape and explore "the future" when the world feels like absolute crap. We will be working together to create a small guide that can help us check in with each other and ourselves during these...

SSC Seminar Series: Lisa Carver (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University)

Lisa Carver

Title: GeronTechnology, Surveillance and Privacy

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

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Brief Description:
Apps in wearable technology such as fitbits and smart watches, and phones, are used to collect small pieces of health data such as pulse, heart rate and regularity as well as information including health related appointments and health related...

SSC Seminar Series: Molly Sauter (Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in Communication Studies, McGill University, QC)

Molly Sauter

Title: Psychotic Ecologies of Images: The Smart City Through the Lens of Sontag

Wednesday, October 31 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

About the speaker: Molly Sauter is a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, QC, researching the politics of disruption in networked communication technology....

SSC Seminar Series: sava saheli singh (Postdoctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University)

sava saheli singh

Love in the Time of Surveillance Capitalism

Wednesday, October 17 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

This presentation will discuss how our intimate personal interactions and expressions of emotion online are being used by platforms in the service of surveillance capitalism.

About the speaker:

sava is a postdoctoral fellow with the Surveillance Studies Centre, currently working on a...

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...

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