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Smart Phones and Workplace Repression

A really interesting BuzzFeed article about the use of smart phones on building sites to increase efficiency (the 30% of on-site time that is regarded idle, for reasons attributed to ‘miscommunication and disorganisation’) and their implications for workplace surveillance. What’s particularly striking… Read More ›

Only a few days left! Digital Methodologies – Beyond Big & Small Data

Digital Methodologies: Beyond Big & Small Data 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33) September 11th – 16th, 2016, University of Leicester (http://www.le.ac.uk/) Session Organizer Christian Bokhove, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, C.Bokhove@soton.ac.uk Mark Carrigan, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, mark@markcarrigan.net… Read More ›

CfP: (Dis)empowering technologies

“TransMissions: Journal of Film and Media Studies”, new online academic journal affiliated at the Jagiellonian University, Poland announced its first CfP: (Dis)empowering technologies. The main areas of our interests are: –  social movement activism –  ethnic, national and religion minorities… Read More ›

CfP: Surveillance and Security in the Age of Algorithmic Communication

Surveillance and Security in the Age of Algorithmic CommunicationAn IAMCR 2016 pre-conference University of Leicester 26 July 2016 Deadline for abstracts: (500 words): January 15, 2016 More information: http://iamcr.org/leicester2016/algorithmic-surveillance The call as pdf: http://iamcr.org/sites/default/files/AlgoSurveillancePreconferenceCfP_0.pdf The Snowden leaks have put mass surveillance… Read More ›