SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)

iZombie: How Digital Debt Collection Drives Perpetual Poverty

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D216

Abstract:

In 2018’s Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigated the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people. In it, she argues that new high-tech tools in public services in the United States divert the poor from public resources, classify...

SSC Seminar Series: Karen Rees-Milton (School of Applied Science and Computing, St. Lawrence College)

Laboratory Information Management: The Possibilities of Ethical Data Systems and Algorithm

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


12 – 1 pm
 NOTE TIME

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

The first portion of the seminar consists of an in-depth presentation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software application, including the number of iterative phases in the SDLC: inception, requirements analysis,...

SSC Seminar Series: Cynthia Khoo (Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto)

Uninstalling Fear: What Can the Law Do about Stalkerware Surveillance and Abuse

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

Stalkerware is a form of mobile spyware app that is closely tied to intimate partner abuse, and is widely available, affordable, and easily purchased online. Often, such apps are branded as "child safety" or "employee monitoring" apps, though sometimes they...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-up

Research Round-up

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

The aim of the SSC Research Round-up 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. Please come prepared to discuss your current work!

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SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar (Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Australia)

Intimate Surveillance, Institutionalizing Control: Researching stalkerware as an apparatus of socio-technical control

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

Consumer spyware is a tool that facilitates covert tracking, interception, and remote access of an individual’s geo-locational information, communications (including emails, texts, social media activities, and keystroke logging) or a device’s microphone and cameras, including stored images or...

SSC Seminar Series: Nasma Ahmed (Digital Justice Lab)

Alternative "Futures"

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


12:30 – 2 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 trying times.   

About the Speaker:

Nasma Ahmed is a...

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...

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