SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Jason Pridmore, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands - POSTPONED

Surveillance in an era of communicative devices - POSTPONED

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Jason Pridmore
Associate Professor
Department of Media and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Everyone welcome!


SSC Seminar Series: Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, joint seminar hosted by Ingenuity Labs - POSTPONED

Ethical Engineering and AI - POSTPONED

Thursday, March 19, 2020


12:30 – 1:30 pm

TBA


Abstract:

TBA


About the speaker:

Jason Millar, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa.

Everyone welcome!

SSC Seminar Series: Joe Berridge, joint seminar with the School of Urban and Regional Planning and Department of Geography and Planning

Sidewalk Labs, Toronto and City Building

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall E230


Abstract:

How do cities innovate? The way our buildings and streets are built, our transport and utility systems are managed, and our living, working and public spaces are designed, has not changed much in over a century. Sidewalk Labs comprehensively disruptive proposal for the innovative development of...

SSC Seminar Series: Rob Heynen, Department of Communication Studies, York University

The Anti-Trafficking Assemblage: Surveillance, Sex Work, and the Production of Harm

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

Anti-trafficking discourses and policies, especially those targeting sex workers, have become prominent in legitimizing and implementing a range of surveillance practices, both in transnational and domestic contexts. This talk will trace the contours of the anti-trafficking surveillant assemblage, which brings together state...

SSC Seminar Series: Derya Gungor, PhD, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Family Medicine Professionals: Agents of the Turkish Patriarchal Surveillance State

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

The current Turkish Family Medicine Model (FMM) has a specific mandate to monitor pregnant women supposedly to improve maternal and infant health indicators. The pregnancy-monitoring mandate is regulated through official employment contracts with family physicians and midwives/nurses that assign performance-based incentives and...

SSC Seminar Series: Jonathan Coutinho, Pauline Gaprielian and Susan Boehnke, Joint Seminar with Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University

Current Practices and Future Potential of Neurotechnologies' Role in Society

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Abstract:

The rapid advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnologies have led to concerns regarding human privacy and security. Although primarily developed for specialized research and clinical purposes, neurotechnology is now widely available for personal and commercial usage. There is an increasing demand for biofeedback for...

SSC Seminar Series: Raziel Miranda (Visiting PhD Candidate, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))

Beyond the surveillance society? Accountability dilemmas, possibilities, and promises in contemporary paths

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

Abstract:

Accountability is one of the core values of politics, and can be related to responsibility, transparency, and especially to legitimacy. In this presentation, I will address the relationship between surveillance and accountability in two areas: intelligence agencies and personal data networks....

SSC Seminar Series: Debra Mackinnon (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary)

Mundane Surveillance: Tracking Mobile Applications and Urban Accounting in Canadian Business Improvement Areas

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

In response to splintering streetscapes and in order to remain relevant amidst “smart cities” and “urban big data”, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) have moved away from clipboards and ledgers, to become early adopters of smarter urban technologies. Initially, BIAs began using social...

SSC Seminar Series: Xiaodan Zhu (Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) Joint Seminar with Ingenuity Labs

Deep Learning for Social Media Analytics: Developing Algorithms for Sentiment, Emotion, and Stance Analysis

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Abstract:


Automatically detecting sentiment, emotion, and stance expressed in tweets, blogs, product reviews, and SMS messages has attracted extensive interest from both academia and industry. It has a number of applications, including: tracking sentiment towards events, politicians, products, and service;...

Public Event: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York)

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:30 - 7:00pm

Robert Sutherland Hall Room 202

Abstract:

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally...

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