Screening Surveillance, a short film series that uses near future fiction storytelling based on research to highlight potential social and privacy issues that arise as a result of big data surveillance. We will be screening all three short films (15 min each) followed by a discussion with the series producer, sava saheli singh, and the screenplay writers – Nehal El-Hadi, Tim Maughan, Madeline Ashby.
This exciting event builds on another that we hosted last year, “Min(d)ing Our Data,” which addressed data mining, surveillance and the role of U of T in Google’s remaking of the Toronto Waterfront. Screening Surveillance is co-sponsored by Innis College’s Canadian Film Forum and the Urban Studies Program
After the films, we welcome you to stay for a drink, some food, some amazing live music by our colleague Sugar Brown (aka Ken Kawashima), and to hear about the ongoing work of the List. We are eager to share brief updates with you about ongoing work on the precarious status students initiative, and a new and exciting SSHRC funded research project that will see us study U of T!