David J. Phillips

Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

David Phillips is Associate Professor of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He studies the political economy and social shaping of information and communication technologies, especially technologies of privacy, identification, and surveillance. He is the author of “From Privacy to Visibility: Context, Identity, and Power in Ubiquitous Computing Environments” (in Social Text), “Texas 9-1-1: Emergency Telecommunications and the Genesis of Surveillance Infrastructure” (in Telecommunication Policy), “Queering Surveillance Research” (in Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality) and “Negotiating the Digital Closet: Online Pseudonymity and the Politics of Sexual Identity” (in Information, Communication, and Society), and numerous other works exploring the relations among information, economics, ideology, policy, culture, identity, and technology.