September 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Café Conversation: Death of Big Brother, Rise of Surveillance, Sept. 18

Dr. John Gilliom

Dr. John Gilliom

Join Dr. John Gilliom for a Café Conversation on “The Death of Big Brother and the Rise of the Surveillance Society” on Wednesday, Sept. 18 ,at 5 p.m. in the Baker Front Room.

“We live in a surveillance society. Every credit card, cell phone, or search engine we use leaves a small permanent record about out life,” says Gilliom, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science.

CafeConversationGilliom has focused his career on studying the political and intellectual challenges created by the rise of the surveillance society. In their new book, “SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society,” Gilliom and his colleague Torin Monahan use stories form everyday life to show how surveillance is a ubiquitous part of contemporary life. Read more on 10 Things You Need to Know About Our Surveillance Society.

During the café, Gilliom will host an informal conversation exploring not just the rise of surveillance, but the many challenges that the new surveillance creates for ways of thinking and speaking about the world.

Café events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting. The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

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