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Public Talk: Open access in the age of surveillance technology

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Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, 3rd Floor

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UVic's Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Dr. Erin Glass, will give a free public talk entitled Open access in the age of surveillance technology

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The University of Victoria's Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Dr. Erin Glass, will give a free public talk entitled Open access in the age of surveillance technology: Fighting for ground in the public imagination. In this talk, Dr. Glass will show how the growing dominance of surveillance technology, or technology whose business models are based on monitoring and controlling of user behavior, threatens to exploit and undermine the goals and existing achievements of the open access movement. At the same time, however, she argues that an expanded vision of the open access mission could provide a powerful intellectual and political framework for resisting and transforming surveillant information systems in academia and more broadly. Read more...

This event is sponsored by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and UVic Libraries.

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Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, 3rd Floor

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Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

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