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 digital positivism. Is it time to make the cloud a public utility?

Everyone welcome!