The Culture of Surveillance: Watching as a Way of Life

Seminar by Professor David Lyon, Queens University, Canada
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 15:30 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 16:45

Room 1.06 Old Surgeons’ Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

SSTI (Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation) and CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy) are very pleased to present an informal seminar by David Lyon, one of the world’s leading and most prolific scholars of surveillance. He will talk about his forthcoming book, The Culture of Surveillance: Watching as a Way of Life.

David Lyon is Professor of Sociology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and directs the Surveillance Studies Centre as well as holding a Queen’s Research Chair. He is also Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s. His many wide-ranging and seminal publications include The Electronic Eye (1994), Surveillance Society (2001), Surveillance as Social Sorting (2003), Surveillance After September 11 (2003),
Theorizing Surveillance (2006), (with Zygmunt Bauman) Liquid Surveillance: A Conversation (2013), and Surveillance After Snowden
(2015).  He currently leads a multidisciplinary and international project on ‘Big Data Surveillance’.