SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Don Aldridge, Executive Director, HPCVL, Queen's University

Don Aldridge, Executive Director, HPCVL and Senior Advisor Advanced Computing & Data Analytics, Office of the VP (Research), Queen’s University

Mac-Corry D411, 12.30-2pm

Advances in Analytics

Don Aldridge will be providing an overview of two emerging analytics technologies, specifically streaming analytics (with a specific application in healthcare), and “cognitive computing” (a.k.a. IBM Watson).

Everyone welcome!

SSC Seminar Series: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mac-Corry E202, Jeffery 234 12.30-2pm

Militarized Surveillance and Palestinian Childhood

Through an examination of the trapped condition of colonized childhood in historic Palestine, the presentation conceptualizes Palestinian childhood within a settler colonial framework and considers the particular and distinctly territorialized, spatial, and biopolitical relationships between state criminality and Palestinian childhood. The talk traces the ongoing targeting of Palestinian childhood...

SSC Research Round-up

Research Round-up
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

12:30 - 1:30

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. Please come prepared to discuss your current work. Pizza provided!

Kindly R.S.V.P. to Joan Sharpe (surveill...

SSC Seminar Series: Marta Kanashiro, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 12:30-2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Marta Kanashiro, Professor, Journalism Laboratory, and Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Privacy in contemporaneity: a dispute of senses between Brazilian legal debate and social networks

This seminar aims to present different elements of the notion of privacy in Brazilian legal debate and the idea of privacy that predominates in the...

SSC Seminar Series: Andrew Clement, University of Toronto

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:30-2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Mass Internet Surveillance in Canada after Snowden:academic/activist responses

Andrew Clement, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Edward Snowden's unprecedented leak of secret documents has revealed the astonishing depth and range of mass state surveillance. Clement will provide an overview of the main internet surveillance programs revealed through the published leaks, particularly as they affect...

SSC Seminar Series: Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist

Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist, Founding Director of ambientTV.NET

A seminar presentation: Seeing over Distance, Wednesday, March 4, 12:30pm to 2:00pm, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Already at the dawn of the electric age, the invention of the telephone had unleashed fantasies of seeing over distance. Archival films from over a hundred years ago provide a glimpse into the public imagination, the desires and anxieties...

Film Screening: Life in the Cloud by Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist

The Surveillance Studies Centre

and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre


Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist, Founding Director of ambientTV.NET

1) A screening of the film Life in The Cloud, Tuesday, March 3, 5.30pm, Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium

Life in The Cloud traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As...

SSC Seminar Series: Christian Leuprecht and David Skillicorn

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:30-2pm
Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Christian Leuprecht (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada) and David Skillicorn (Professor, School of Computing, Queen's University)

SSC Seminar Series: Laura Pinto, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:30-2pm, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Laura Pinto (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

“Dropping the Elf Bomb”: a frames analysis of media and public surveillance discourse in response to “Elf on the Shelf”

In December 2015, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published a teaser for an article arguing that the popular Elf on a...

Early Warning Systems: Charles Stankievech and David Murakami Wood

Charles Stankievech (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto) and David Murakami Wood (Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies, Queen's University)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:30-2:00pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium

David Murakami Wood will talk about 'listening' as a surveillance practice, with particular reference to the development of coastal listening stations in the UK (the...