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The State of Surveillance

Technology and social control in the “smart city”

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The technologies and practices of surveillance have come to play a part in governing contemporary societies. They encroach on everyday life and have numerous social implications. The rights of intimacy and privacy have become increasingly relative in the face of a burgeoning security sector at state level, in cities and on Internet. It is essential to discuss the characteristics, processes and consequences of these dynamics in society if we are to understand the phenomenon.

Director: Gemma Galdon Clavell, Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

 

Wednesday 30 May at 7.30 p.m.
THE STATE OF SURVEILLANCE: BIG BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER AND UNCLE SAM

Speakers: William Webster, University of Stirling, United Kingdom, Ben Hayes, Transnational Institute, The Netherlands, and Pete Fussey, University of Essex, United Kingdom

Moderated and presented by: Gemma Galdon Clavell, UOC.


Thursday, 31 May at 7.30 p.m.
(NOT SO) SMART CITIES: TECHNOLOGY, SECURITY AND PRIVACY

Speakers: Aaron K. Martin, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville, Gus Hosein, Privacy International and LSE, United Kingdom, Julia López, Habitat Urbà, Barcelona.

Moderated and presented by: Jose Luís de Vicente, ZZZinc.

 

More information: cfernandezbes@uoc.edu

 

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