Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Proposed Special Theme on Veillance and Transparency

Proposed Special Theme on Veillance and Transparency:  A Critical Examination of Mutual Watching in the Post-Snowden, Big Data Era

Vian Bakir, Martina Feilzer, Andrew McStay of Bangor University are inviting papers for a proposed Special Theme in Big Data and Society as part of their DATA-PSST! ESRC Seminar Series 2015-16. The central questions they seek to address are the technical, social, economic, political, legal, ethical and cultural implications of living in a techno-cultural condition of increased and normalised transparency through various veillant forces of mutual watching.  Drawing on the many academic disciplines that deal with issues of veillance and transparency, they seek theoretical and empirical academic papers; artistic, activist and educational provocations; and shorter commentaries from the wide range of actors involved in these debates (including data regulators, intelligence and security services, private companies, NGOs, politicians and journalists). More information including guidelines and deadlines for the submission of proposals can be found here.