Surveillance & Infrastructure
The Surveillance & Infrastructure Research Group will meet every other Friday throughout the Spring of 2019. More details on meeting topics to come.
Shoshana Magnet, Associate Professor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa will deliver a lecture entitled, "Affective Technologies: Gender, Race, and Behavioral Biometrics" on Thursday, April 6, 6:00 - 7:30pm, in Wilson 142. This seminar is part of the IHGC’s annual 2018 Humanities Week (April 2-6).
Current research projects in this lab include studies of the use of drones in warfare, the infrastructures the support 911 messaging, and the ways in which media may be used to promote sousveillance or other forms of resistance to the workings of societal power. Recommended readings for Spring 2018 include:
· Joshua Reeves, Citizen Spies (NYU Press, 2017)
Friday, February 22, BiWeekly Meeting in Wilson 117, 12pm - 1:30pm (lunch served)
Jack Davidson, Professor of Computer Science and Director of Cyber Defense Program of Study, and Samuel Lengen, Research Associate in the Center for Data Ethics and Justice at the Data Science Institute, will present on their current work with a general discussion to follow.
This interdisciplinary research group, part of the Humanities Informatics Lab in UVA’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, considers how medical, military, police, and cultural institutions rely upon surveillance infrastructures to categorize, manage, and act upon the world and its peoples.
The Surveillance & Infrastructure research group explores the convergence of surveillance and sociotechnical infrastructures, particularly in the technologies, techniques, and networks used for gathering information about differentiated populations.