New Transparency

Items in this category are themed using the "New Transparency" theme.

Post-doc position at University of Alberta

The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting research project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position, starting summer 2010 based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta . This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.

The fellow will perform research in the area of the New Transparency's...

New Book- Privacy in Context

Congratulations to Helen Nissenbaum on her new book Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy and the Integrity of Social Life , published by Stanford University Press.

Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated...

New Book- Coming to Terms with Chance

Congratulations to Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. on his new publication Coming to Terms With Chance: Engaging Rational Discrimination and Cumulative Disadvantage , published by Ashgate.

This book examines the application of probability and statistics to an ever-widening number of life decisions that serve to reproduce, reinforce, and widen disparities in the quality of life that different groups of people...

The Vancouver Statement

A group of researchers who participated in the Surveillance Games Research Workshop Nov. 20-21 in Vancouver, B.C. have drafted a joint statement on security, surveillance and mega-events for public release.

The "Vancouver Statement" has been signed by international experts specializing in the areas of surveillance, privacy and mega-events and is now being circulated to media,...

New Book- Schools Under Surveillance

Congratulations to Torin Monahan & Rodolfo D. Torres (editors) on their new book: Schools Under Surveillance: Cultures of Control in Public Education


Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their data—it...

Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's U

A proposal to provisionally establish a faculty-based Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has received approval. 22 October 2009. I am pleased to report that our proposal to provisionally establish a faculty-based Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University has received approval from Queen’s principal Daniel Woolf. A Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC), replacing but building on the former Surveillance Project, will...

Call for Papers -Surv and Society Conference

A Global Surveillance Society? The Fourth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference

Supported by the Living in Surveillance Societies (LISS) COST Action and the Surveillance Studies Network

City University London, UK April 13 – 15, 2010 Overview:

Surveillance has become a ubiquitous feature of living in the global north, with citizens routinely monitored by a...

New MA in Surveillance Studies

City University London now offer an MA in Surveillance Studies.

Surveillance studies is a rapidly expanding research field which investigates the wide-ranging role of surveillance in social, cultural, economic and governmental processes.

The MA, the first of its kind in the world, builds on the research strengths of the sociology department and is delivered by leading...

Call for Papers on Surveillance and Society

XVII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology 11-17 July 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden Session 1: Surveillance and Popular Culture

This session will analyze overlaps between popular media representations of surveillance and actual surveillance practices. Attention will be given to the role of media in translating public concerns over new surveillance systems and the influence of media upon the...

Call for Participants

Preempting Dissent: Open Sourcing Secrecy

An Open Source Documentary Film Project Call for Videos, Testimonials, Photographs, and other Audio Visual Materials This project examines new forms of social control including the proliferation of Tasers and the rise of “no-fly” and watch-lists. We are seeking contributions to this project in the form of video, still images, and testimonials. This content...