Surveillance Societies, Conference at Macaulay College, April 24-26

Surveillance Societies: What Price Security?

March, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26

An international conference focusing on the tensions between systems of security within and between societies and systems of surveillance over members of those societies.

Conference to be held at: Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York 35 West 67th Street, New York, New York 10023

Program et al below

— Friday 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM Registration and Coffee Reading Room 2:00 PM — 2:15 PM Welcome: Ann Kirschner, Dean of Macaulay Honors College, CUNY Lecture Hall Conference Opening: Sylvia Tomasch, Associate University Dean of Academic Affairs, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY 2:15 PM — 3:00 PM Plenary Session Lecture Hall Introduction: Jesse Astwood Œ09, Macaulay at Brooklyn College, CUNY Charles Strozier, Director, Center on Terrorism, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Address: “Surveillance and the Culture of Fear after 9/11″ 3:15 PM — 4:45 PM Panel: Surveillance and Pre-emption Classroom 204 Chair: Gavin John Douglas Smith, City University, UK 1. ³Pre-emption Based on Surveillance in the Private Sector as a Part of the ŒSurveillant Assemblage:¹ the Case of Loyalty Cards,² Sami Coll, Department of Sociology, University of Geneva 2. ³Resisting the Shifting Technological Artifact: Understanding ‘Pre-emptive Resistance¹ to the United Kingdom¹s Biometric Identity Scheme,² Aaron K. Martin, Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science 3. ³Pre-crime, Pre-emption and Prevention: The RYOGENS Database,² Rosamunde van Brakel, Centre for Criminological Research, Department of Law, University of Sheffield 4. ³Surveillance, Space and Time: On the Fallacy of Pre-emption,² Gavin John Douglas Smith, Department of Sociology, City University, UK Panel: Informed Citizens/Citizen Informers Classroom 308 Chair: Gary Schwartz, Lehman College, CUNY 1. ³’It¹s Your Job to Watch Out and Report¹: The Role of the Citizen-Informer in the War on Terror,² Kristene Unsworth, Information School, University of Washington 2. ³I Spy Surveillance: Young People’s Environmental Consciousness in Cyberspace,² Gregory Donovan, Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY 3. ³’Reading 1984 in an Age of ŒInverted Totalitarianism¹: Why Orwell Still Matters and Why, Perhaps, He Doesn¹t,² Michael Flynn, The Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, CUNY, Department of Psychology, York College, CUNY 5:00 PM — 6:15 PM Plenary Session Lecture Hall Introduction: Catherine Zinnel ¹09, Macaulay at Hunter College, CUNY Keynote Speaker: Stephen Graham, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK Address: ³Ubiquitous Border? Understanding the New Surveillance² 6:15 PM — 7:15 PM Reception Reading Room 7:30 PM — 10:00 PM Film: ³The Lives of Others² Screening Room Introduced by Kristene Unsworth, University of Washington Saturday 9:30 AM — 10:00 AM Registration and Coffee Reading Room Panel: Cultural Technologies of Surveillance Classroom 304 Chair: Daniella Stoica, University of California, Berkeley 1. ³¹This Way to the Promised Land¹: Space Exploration, Engineering Apostles, and the Seduction of Global Surveillance,² Jocelyn Wills, Department of History, Brooklyn College, CUNY 2. ³Outer Voices: Poetry, Tape Recorders, and Surveillance in the Postwar Period,² Jesper Olsson, Department of Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, Sweden 3. ³Surveillance as Hallucination: Lars Norén¹s Plays,² Ulf Olsson, Department of Literature, Stockholm University, Sweden Panel: Implications of High Technology Surveillance Classroom 308 Chair: Joseph Ugoretz, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY 1. ³Surveillance, Counter-surveillance, and Evolutionary Psychology,² Mark Alfino, Department of Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane 2. ³A Critical Inquiry of the Microsoft Corporation Project on Cerebral Surveillance,² Razvan Amironesei, Department of Philosophy, Laval University, Quebec 3. ³Under-Explored Threats to Privacy: See-Through-Wall Technologies and Electro-magnetic Radiations,² Vanmala Hiranandani, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Halifax 11:30 AM — 12:45 PM Panel: Historical Instances of Surveillance Classroom 308 Chair: Michael Jolley, The Graduate Center, CUNY 1. ³Philip II of Spain and his Italian Jewish Spy,² Flora Cassen, Department of History, University of Vermont 2. ³Vigilandum Est Semper; Multae Insidiae Sunt Bonis¹ or Constant Police Surveillance in the Pre-March Habsburg Monarchy,² Michal Chvojka, Department of Political Science, Ss. Cyril and Method University, Slovakia 3. ³Surveillance, Wartime Oppression, and Human Rights Restoration in Historical Consideration,² Itai Sneh, History Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Panel: Policing Subjects Classroom 304 Chair: Wendy Fairey, Brooklyn College, CUNY 1. ³Police Ontology as Constituting (Policing) Bodies: Revisiting Enrique Fentanes in Buenos Aires,² Guillermina Seri, Department of Political Science, Union College, and Diego Galeano, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro 2. ³Lens to Lens: Surveillance and Counter-surveillance in the New York City Critical Mass,² Liane Nikitovich, Time¹s Up Environmental Group, and Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi, Department of Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY 3. ³New Hope in the Old World? The Contradictions of Monitoring Illegal Immigration in Contemporary Italy,² Robert Garot, Department of Sociology, John Jay College, CUNY Panel: Everyday Practices of Surveillance Classroom 204 Chair: Fiona Jeffries, The Graduate Center, CUNY 1. ³Space of (In)Security, Spaces of Surveillance: A Review of the ŒIf You See Something, Say Something Campaign¹,² Polly Sylvia, Sociology Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY 2. ³Surveillance and Nostalgia: The ŒHistorical Restoration¹ of Bloomsbury¹s Squares,² Johan Andersson, School of Geography, University of Leeds 3. ³Protecting Privacy in Public: Surveillance Issues in Intelligent Transportation Systems,² Caitlin D. Cottrill, Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois, Chicago 1:00 PM — 2:45 PM Lunch and Plenary Session Lecture Hall Introduction: Christopher Eng Œ10, Macaulay at Hunter College, CUNY Cindi Katz, Department of Geography, The Graduate Center, CUNY Address: ³At Home with the Security State² 3:00 PM — 4:15 PM Panel: The Long Arm of Prisons: Pre- and Post-Release Surveillance for People Who Have Been Convicted of Violent Crime Classroom 304 Chair: Carla Marquez, The Graduate Center, CUNY 1. ³Policies and Practices Inside and Outside Prison Walls: A Historical Look at the Legislative Treatment of Violent Crimes and the People Who Commit Them,² William Eric Waters, MPS, Program Director, Community-Based Services, Osborne Association; Vice-President, Coalition for Parole Restoration, and Kathy Boudin, Ed. D., Consultant on Long-Termer Projects, Osborne Association 2. ³The Paradox of Post-Prison Life: Hypervisibility and Invisibility in the Process of Re-entering Society,² Carla A. Marquez, Social-Personality Psychology Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY 3. ³Mobilizing the Troops: Activism, Programming, and Policy Change for Parole Practices in New York City,² Felipe Vargas, Director of Criminal Justice Programs, The Doe Fund Panel: Visual and Virtual Challenges to Surveillance Society Classroom 308 Chair: Frances Bartkowski, Rutgers University 1. ³Picturing the Secure City: The Surveillance and Policing of Photographers in Public Spaces,² Stephanie Simon, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky 2. ³Cruising Twentieth Century Surveillance Memories Within Contemporary Database-Driven Contexts: ŒSomeone Was Always Watching Us¹ On Facebook,² Angela Crow, Department of Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University 3. ³Prague Panopticon¹ and Other Works: Fine Arts’ Responses to Surveilled Society (Observers Being Observed),² Anthony Champa, Independent Artist, NYC 4:30 PM ­ 5:45 PM Panel: Curriculum and Control Classroom 304 Chair: Cate Watson, University of Aberdeen 1. ³Educational Policy in Scotland: Inclusion and the Control Society,” Cate Watson, School of Education, University of Aberdeen, UK 2. ³Surveillance and Regimes of Assessment in Higher Education,² Elias Schwieler, Educational Developer, UPC Center for Learning and Teaching, Stockholm University 3. ³Learning under the Gazing Eye: Mapping the Impact of School Surveillance on Students and Space,² Patricia Krueger, Department of Urban Education, The Graduate Center, CUNY Panel: Surveillance, Control, and Apocalyptic Aesthetics Classroom 204 Chair: Linda Rugg, University of California, Berkeley 1. ³’Security, Comfort, Pleasure¹: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Sontag, James, Cuarón,² Karen Steigman, Department of English, Otterbein College 2. ³Evangelical Christian ŒRapture Films¹ and the Fear of Control,² John Walliss, Director, Hope Centre for Millennialism Studies, Liverpool Hope University 3. ³Kafka and the Fate of the Body in a Surveillance Society: A Foucauldian Reading of the Franz Kafka¹s In the Penal Colony,² Daniela Stoica, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley Panel: Threats to and Claims for Civil Liberty Classroom 308 Chair: Jarrod Shanahan, New School University 1. ³’Temperate and Nearly Cloudless¹: The 9/11 Commission Report as Postmodern Pastiche,² Alan Nadel, Department of English, University of Kentucky 2. ³Academia, Surveillance and the FBI: A Short History,² Scott White, Library, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY 3. ³Surveillance and Community: Spatial Techniques of Intervention into Youth Deviance,² Michael Jolley, Department of Sociology, The Graduate Center, CUNY 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM Reception Reading Room Sunday 9:30 AM — 10:00 AM Registration and Coffee Reading Room 10:00 AM — 11:15 AM Panel: Surveillance and Anti-Surveillance Classroom 304 Chair: Scott White, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY 1. ³Youth Under Surveillance: The FBI and the Prosecution of the Student Movement in Puerto Rico During the Vietnam Era,² Gricel M Surillo Luna, Department of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY 2. ³Is Surveillance Morally Edifying?² Emrys Westacott, Department of Philosophy, Alfred University 3. ³Anti-Surveillance Movements in Scary Times and Dangerous Places,² Fiona Jeffries, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, The Graduate Center, CUNY Panel: Theoretical Approaches to Social Control Classroom 308 Chair: Kristene Unsworth, University of Washington 1. ³The Integrated Spectacle,² McKenzie Wark, Department of Culture and Media, Eugene Lang College 2. ³Cross-Cultural Everyday Inventions as Deviations From Monocultural Dominant Power,² Pablo Lazo Briones, Department of Philosophy, Universidad Iberoamericana, México City 3. ³Surveillance as Machine: Exploring the Potentialities of Control,² Katharine Hall, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota 11:30 AM — 12:45 PM Panel: Security and Problems of Privacy and Policy Classroom 304 Chair: Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College, CUNY 1. ³Privacy in a Transparent Society,² G. Randolph Mayes, Department of Philosophy, Sacramento State University 2. ³’That¹s What Little Girls Are Made Of¹: The Costs of Challenging Gender Norms While in State Care,² Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Psychology Department and Women¹s Studies Program, College of Staten Island, CUNY 3. ³The DHS and Militarized Privatization,² Anthony Newkirk, Division of Social Sciences, Philander Smith College Panel: Ethics, Intelligence Gathering, and Urban Security Classroom 308 Chair: Shifra Diamond, George Washington University 1. ³The Rational-Deductive Order of Urban Security,² Matt Hidek, Division of Social and Behavioral Science, Cazenovia College 2. ³Ethics of Surveillance as a Pedagogical Issue in Forensic Science and Investigative Education,² Carl Franklin, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Southern Utah University 3. ³Watching the Wire/Who’s Watching?² Frances Bartkowski, Department of English, Rutgers University, Newark 1:00 PM -2:30 PM Lunch and Performance Lecture Hall Closing Remarks: Lee Quinby, Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY Play Performance, and Discussion Play by Greg Paul, Department of Theatre, Baruch College, CUNY Performance by Macaulay Honors College Students


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