Oregon State University



Event Details

The Politics of Surveillance, Past, Present, and Future

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We are all being watched. We are all being tracked. We are all being recorded virtually all the time. How did this happen? What have we lost and what have we gained? Are we all "just" data and what does that mean?

New technologies and new understandings of individual rights, corporate rights, collective rights, and national security have dramatically shifted in recent years. What is at stake in these new visions of rights and new technologies of control? This panel of experts aims to provoke a dynamic discussion of the past, present, and future of surveillance and the surveillance society in which we live today.


Prof. Christopher McKnight Nichols (OSU)
Opening remarks on context and introductions

Prof. Joshua Reeves (OSU)
See Something, Say Something: Citizen Spies and Social Responsibility

Prof. Colin Koopman (U of O)
How We Became Our Data: Infopower and Dataveillance

Prof. Gretchen Soderlund (U of O)
Command Control Technologies and Surveillance Labor

Co-sponsored by the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative, and the Center for Humanities.

Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room: 104
Christopher Nichols
Christopher.Nichols at oregonstate.edu
History Department
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