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2017.11.29 |

Just published: Oxford bibliography on surveillance and communication

Finally, our Oxford bibliography "Surveillance and Communication" has been published. In our article, we guide readers to seminal texts which provide an overview of this topic and to particular topics such as tracking, mass surveillance, media, popular culture and privacy. You can find the article by clicking here. 

2017.11.27 |

Surveillance Culture (2017) - new documentary film out!

What does it mean to live in a world full of surveillance? In this documentary film, we take a look at everyday life in Denmark and how surveillance technologies and practices influence our norms and social behaviour.  The film is researched and directed by Btihaj Ajana and myself with tremendous and professional help from Jens Haaning and…

2017.11.24 |

In the news

Over the past weeks, our research project has been in the news on three different occasions and on three different major news sites. You can find our contributions to debates on how parents watch their kids by clicking on the links below. Note: The sites are in Danish. Politiken: Digitale BørnJyllands-Posten: Er forældres overvågning af børn…

2017.11.10 |

New article: Reassembling Surveillance Creep

Ask Risom Bøge and Peter Lauritsen have just published a new paper on surveillance creep. In this paper the authors strive to understand what surveillance creep is from a position in actor-network theory  and based on a study of the Danish DNA database. The authors argue 1) that surveillance creep involves reassembling the relations in…

2017.09.01 |

Find our Metric Culture presentations on Youtube

A video of our presentations at the Metric Culture conference in June are now online.

2017.08.16 |

Save the date: Surveillance conference in Aarhus 7-9 June, 2018!

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the prestigious biannual Surveillance Studies Network/Surveillance & Society conference in 2018 for the first time here in Aarhus. Look out for a call for papers in September!  Information will be posted here and on Surveillance & Society's homepage 

2017.06.16 |

Presentation: William Staples on school surveillance

Today, visiting professor Bill Staples presented his work on surveillance in American schools in our Center for Science and Technology Studies. Drawing on Foucault and interview excerpts from a large field work, Staples described how a new student information system (SIS) has accentuated information asymmetries between students, teachers…

2017.06.09 |

Two presentations at Metric Culture: the quantified self and beyond

From June 7-9, we are attending the Metric Culture conference here in Aarhus. The conference features great scholars such as Deborah Lupton and Rosalind Gill. Yesterday, on June 8, our Center for Surveillance Studies did two presentations. The presentations were drawn from the subjects in CHiP: Negotiating family tracking (Maja, Anders and Ask)…

2017.05.10 |

Maja's PhD defence on the front page

Last Friday, Maja defended her PhD in front of a crowd of new and old colleagues, students, family and friends. The assessment committee consisting of André Jansson (Karlstad University), Lisbeth Klastrup (IT University) and Iben Have (Aarhus University) praised Maja's work, but also opened up a discussion about possible ways to go beyond the the…

2017.04.20 |

New blog post by Maja: The ‘joys’ of digital media in new parenting

Although her PhD defence draws closer, Maja has found the time to describe her research on mediatized parenthood on London School of Economics and Political Science's blog Parenting for a Digital Future. In short, Maja argues that it is now expected that new parents share photos and news about their new family life. However, the pressures…

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