Presentation: William Staples on school surveillance

2017.06.16 | Ask Risom Bøge

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 and parents and affected behaviours in many interesting ways. The presentation was followed by a great discussion on intimate surveillance, information ecologies, Deleuze and Foucault.