#26 Surveillance and the Critical Digital Humanities

Christina Boyles and Andrew Boyles Peterson

This workshop uses an anti-colonial framework to analyze the ethics surrounding physical and digital surveillance methods, including the use of algorithms, biometrics, social media, and physical data. We will examine the ways in which communities experience surveillance differently, based on factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. To do so, we will read the work of leading scholars like Simone Browne and Safiya Noble, conduct self-assessments to determine our own participation in surveillance culture, and discuss strategies to limit surveillance in the university classroom.

Duration: 4-6 hours

Proposed schedule: TBA

Auditor Option: Available

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