Institute of Advanced Studies

IAS Seminar: “The Place Of Wisdom In A Data-Driven World: The Case Of Surveillance”

Presented By Prof David Lyon (Queens University)

Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Stewart Mason Building SMB.0.02

About this event

Professor David Lyon (Queens University, Canada) is a world-leading expert in surveillance studies. He brings a sociological perspective to bear on the issues raised by personal data processing in a database-dependent world. His surveillance interests include border and airport controls, social media, organizational routines, video camera surveillance, citizen registration and identification systems and social media. His concerns include, prominently, the social sorting capacities of contemporary surveillance, along with an exploration of their ethics and politics.

Professor Lyon will be visiting Loughborough's Institute of Advanced Studies in November. At this talk lunch will be provided.