Dr Mark Flear, lecturer at Queen's University, Belfast visited LSTS during the week 21-25 April 2014. His main research interests are in public health and new health technologies with a focus on their biopolitics. His first book (the pioneering Flear and others, 'European Law and New Health Technologies') was published by Oxford University Press in … Continue reading Dr Mark Flear visited LSTS
On 6 May 2014 Rocco Bellanova will publicly defend his thesis 'The Politics of Data Protection: What does Data Protection do? A Study of the Interactions between Data Protection and Passenger Name Records Dispositifs', in view of simultaneously becoming Doctor in Political and Social Sciences by the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, and Doctor in Law … Continue reading The Politics of Data Protection
The first Policy Forum of the 'EU Food Law: What's on the Menu?' series organised by the VUB Food Think tank will take place on 5 May 2014. It will be devoted to novel food and count with the participation of Sirkku Heinimaa (European Commission, Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection), Frédéric Leroy (VUB), Phillipe … Continue reading Novel Food Policy Forum
The 6th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, named 'Surveillance: Ambiguites and Asymmetries', will take place from 24 to 26 April 2014 in Barcelona. LSTS will contribute to the event with presentations of papers by Antonella Galetta, Gloria González Fuster, Rocco Bellanova and Raphaël Gellert, Dariusz Kloza, and Rosamunde Van Brakel, who is also member of … Continue reading Surveillance: Ambiguities and Asymmetries
Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon, the ultimate surveillance image, is the main theme of this new episode of our MUSIC & SURVEILLANCE series. Panopticism is here explored through the aural lens of Paul Baran's 'Panoptic', which combines elegant improvisation with a touch of electronics. Paul Baran is a Glasgowian artist operating sometimes alone and sometimes as a … Continue reading MUSIC & SURVEILLANCE #12 Paul Baran
A new Food Think Tank is being launched at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), bringing together researchers interested in food from a wide range of disciplines. The VUB Food Think Tank, currently led by members of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) and Social and Cultural Food Studies (FOST), and collaborating with the Institute … Continue reading EU Food Law: What’s on the Menu?