Windows of the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

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Gary T. Marx, Professor Emeritus of sociology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently Visiting Professor at VUB, will present on 17th February 2014 a public lecture entitled ‘Windows of the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology’.  Professor Marx will illustrate how and why surveillance is neither good nor bad. The emphasis is on a conceptual framework dealing with structures, processes, cultural meanings and experiences that can accommodate and help explain the variation in surveillance tools – such as video, biometry, sensors, RFID chips, GPS, social media and big data sets. Gary T. Marx’ goals are normative, as well as social scientific, as he seeks frameworks for judging and evaluating public policy. Respondent: Prof. Paul De Hert (LSTS). Free entrance, no registration needed. More information: here.

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