SSC Seminar Series

CANCELLED! SSC Seminar Series: Derek Silva (King’s University College at Western University, London)

CANCELLED

A New Politics of Terror: Contemporary Configurations of Pre-Criminality and the Casting Away of Islam 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

Since Lucia Zedner’s (2007) ground-breaking call to consider emergent spaces of pre-criminality, scholars have focused on the myriad ways in which risk and practices of pre-emption and security operate before the manifestation of any criminal...

SSC Seminar Series: Ardi Imseis (Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University)

Beyond Surveillance: Settler Colonialism and the Fragmentation and Control of Occupied Palestine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract: 

Since 1967, Israel has held the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) in a state of belligerent occupation. Although occupation is meant to be a temporary condition under which the occupying power may not claim sovereignty over the territory occupied,...

SSC Seminar Series: Tommy Cooke (Postdoctoral Fellow, SSC, Queen's University) and Chris MacPhee (Assistant Director Operations, Centre for Advanced Computing, Queen’s University)

A Day in the Life of Metadata

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

Abstract:

Through its creation, change, and circulation, “A Day in the Life of Metadata” makes visible and legible the journey of a small set of GPS metadata through a smartphone and into the cloud. The talk provides a conceptual overview of the first stage of a two-part,...

SSC Seminar Series: Asako Takano (Professor, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan) and Midori Ogasawara (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen's University)

Identification Technologies and Mobilities: How Colonial Japan Watched Over Chinese Workers Using Fingerprints

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

The invention of identification technologies is deeply connected with the surveillance of colonial populations. Today, in gobalized contexts, similar technologies are used to control the movements of a wider population, including migrants and refugees. We...

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

Watched Waters: Emerging Regimes of (Spatializing) Arctic Surveillance

Wednesday, January 16, 2018


1:00 – 2 pm
 (Note time change)

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

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 Cold War...

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 

Abstract:

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)

GeronTechnology, Surveillance and Privacy

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

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

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 products purchased. Like...

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

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 

Abstract:

This talk is a philosophical intervention in “big data” and camera-based methodologies as they are deployed in electoral and representative politics and smart city projects in the West. This paper stakes out a phenomenological, critical perspective regarding the...

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

Love in the Time of Surveillance Capitalism

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

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Abstract:

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 saheli singh is a postdoctoral fellow with the Surveillance Studies Centre, currently working on a knowledge...

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

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), and...

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