Brazil

Marco Antônio Sousa Alves

Marco Antônio Sousa Alves
Marco Antônio Sousa Alves

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Marco Antônio Sousa Alves is an Assistant Professor of Theory and Philosophy of Law at The Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He got his PhD in Philosophy at UFMG, with a research stage at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in Paris, France. He is the organizer of the books “Life-death: biopolitics in perspective” (Vidamorte: biopolíticas em perspectiva, 2021) and “The information Society in question: law, power and the subject in contemporaneity” (A sociedade da informação em questão: o direito, o poder e o sujeito na contemporaneidade, 2019). Furthermore, he is the coordinator of the Information Society and Algorithmic Government Research Group (Grupo SIGA) and the Study Group on Philosophy, Law, and Power (GFDP), based at the UFMG Law School. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Surveillance Studies Centre, at Queen's University.

SSC Virtual Seminar Series: Marco Antônio Sousa Alves, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

New Power Regimes and Forms of Surveillance: The Pandemic as a Laboratory of Power

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


12:30 – 2:00 pm

*We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.

Please RSVP to Joan Sharpe.

Abstract:

What are the main features of the new contemporary power regime and the emerging forms of surveillance? I intend to investigate this question...

Fernanda Bruno

Professor Fernanda Bruno
Professor Fernanda Bruno

Associate Professor, Post-Graduation Program, Communication and Culture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fernanda Bruno is an Associate Professor at the Post-Graduation Program of Communication and Culture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the Director of the MediaLab.UFRJ and a Senior Researcher at the National Scientific Council (CNPq), Brazil. Bruno is also a Founding member of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society Studies - LAVITS, and she is the author of books, essays and articles on sociotechnical networks, subjectivity, cognition, visibility apparatuses and surveillance culture.

Twitter @fernandabruno

Rafael Evangelista

Visiting Professor, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil (January - December 2018)

Rafael Evangelista is a professor in the Graduate program in Popularization of Science and Culture at State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. He is a journalist and social scientist with a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. He is a co-founder of the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society Studies (Lavits). He is the author of the recently released ebook Beyond Machines of Loving Grace: Hacker Culture, Cybernetics and Democracy.

SSC Seminar Series: Rafael Evangelista (Professor, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil)

Surveillance, Capitalism and the Global South

Wednesday, October 3 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411 

Abstract:

Surveillance capitalism is a global phenomenon, with ramifications around the world and different implications for specific regions, and to social and cultural contexts. It grows in places of weak urban regulation (Uber, Airbnb), low investments in education and infrastructure (Google Suite for Education), and...

SSC Seminar Series: Rafael Barreto de Castro

Mac-Corry Hall D-411 (Sociology Lounge)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Security Dispositifs: government performances articulated to video cameras in Rio de Janeiro

The main objective of Barreto de Castro's study is to make a socio-technical analysis of the forms of government in their relations with video surveillance, especially regarding its practices in the Operation Centre of Rio de Janeiro (for civil contingencies) and in...

SSC Seminar Series: Lucas Melgaço

Lucas Melgaço, PhD
Visiting post-doctoral fellow, SSC

Students under control: rationalization of educational spaces through surveillance practices

Wednesday, February 8
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: Mac-Corry Room D411, Queen's University

Several educational institutions, from kindergartens to universities and from different geographical contexts, are experiencing an increase in surveillance practices. CCTV cameras, ID cards, integrated databases, email data collection, internet tracking, audits and performance evaluations...