Surveillance, New Media and Digital Information

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: 303
RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee)
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology

Language: English

This session explores the new ways that the manipulation of digital information for surveillance depends on new softwares and hardwares, seen for instance in relational databases of social media, smart phones or in the embedded sensors and computer surfaces of "ambient intelligence" or "ubiquitous computing." By using concepts such as Nigel Thrift's "knowing capitalism" or Dodge and Kitchin's "logjects" we explore the social consequences of digital information for surveillance. Papers are invited that explore examples of new digital media in this context.
Session Organizers:
Torin MONAHAN, University of North Carolina, USA and David LYON, Queen's University, Canada
Unequal Secrets: The Politics Of Information Technology and The Secrets Of The Capitalist Market (Oral Presentation)
Indhu RAJAGOPAL, York University, Canada, Canada

Smart City, Surveillance City: Ubiquitous Computing, Big Data and Urban Life (Oral Presentation)
David MURAKAMI WOOD, Queen's University, Canada

Lifelogging – Consequences Of Tracking The Self and Transforming It Into a Digital Self (Oral Presentation)
Stefan SELKE, Furtwangen University, Germany

Welcome Watching : Paradoxes of Surveillance and Visibility (Oral Presentation)
David LYON, Queen's University, Canada

Geo-Immersive Technologies & the Male Gaze (Distributed Paper)
Stuart HARGREAVES, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Internet Public Sphere Under Construction: A Grounded Theory Analysis to Sina Netizens' Comments on “Toilets Standard” (Distributed Paper)
Chengwei WANG, Tsinghua University, China; Luhao WANG, Tsinghua University, China