SSC Seminar Series

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...

SSC Seminar Series: Jeffrey Moon, Queen's University Research Data Centre

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Jeffrey Moon, Academic Director and Data and Government Information Librarian, Queen's University Research Data Centre

At Queen’s, data from several Surveillance Studies Centre research projects have been documented and archived for public access. Learn why this is important and how to access surveys like the Globalization of Personal Data, Privacy and Surveillance, and more....

SSC Seminar Series: Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Josh Lauer, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire

It is often taken for granted that the nation-state played a leading role in the development of modern surveillance. But what about commercial surveillance? This presentation addresses one of the most sophisticated private-sector surveillance networks in American history, credit reporting agencies, and highlights...

SSC Seminar Series: Rachel Dubrofsky, University of South Florida

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12h30-14h00, Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Rachel Dubrofsky, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Florida

SSC Seminar Series: Vincent Mosco

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12h30-14h00, MacCorry D207

Vincent Mosco, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Queen's University

Lost in the Cloud:
big data, bigger problems

A Microsoft ad claims cloud computing “gives me the family nature never could.” Not likely. But the cloud and big data are bringing corporate concentration, environmental erosion, deepening surveillance, threats to knowledge workers, and the growing fetish of...