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Tuesday, July 28 • 13:30 - 14:30
Panel 1C: Surveillance within and produced through social media

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  • Christopher J. Schneider, Wilfred Laurier University

  • Ciara Bracken-Roche, Queen’s University Canada

  • Trevor Scott Milford, Carleton University

  • Harrison Smith, University of Toronto

  • Oliver Leistert, Universität Paderborn

  • Jason Pridmore, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Daniel Trottier, Erasmus University Rotterdam

As we enter the second decade of widespread and trans-contextual social media use, social practices have begun to adjust and anticipate the surveillance aspects that are both integral to and emerging from interaction on social media platforms. Of course it is not just ‘social’ practices that shape and are shaped by social media surveillance, but a number of other organizations and persons are harnessing and reinforcing the surveillance capabilities and aspects of social media. These include security and intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, marketers, activists, employers, journalists, publishers, identity management companies and even the social media platforms themselves. 

This panel begins to explore the connection between surveillance and social media. Rather than simply note that social media allows for increased or nuanced surveillance practices, the panel will focus on how surveillance as a concept might illuminate certain issues or concerns related to social media practices. This includes but is not limited to privacy issues, forms of exclusion, asymmetrical levels of transparency, identity and identification issues, information exposure and more. The panel will explore forms of lateral, participatory or collaborative surveillance, sousveillance and synoptic surveillance in papers that examine a variety of social and political contexts.

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Jason Pridmore

Assistant Professor, Erasmus University
I study and teach on consumption, surveillance, social media, security and identity in the Media and Communication department at Erasmus University.

Tuesday July 28, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
(9th Floor) TRS 3-176 (Ted Rogers School of Management) 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3

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