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A Machine that Runs Without Us: Big Data and the New Technocracy


19 Nov 2013 19:00
Raymond Building : R2-045, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

This year, the Food for Thought Lecture Series is once again revisiting "BIG ideas", a theme that we looked at ten years ago! How have things changed? What progress, if any, has been made in various fields? Join us for what promises to be a very thought-provoking series. The series will be hosted by Professors Don Smith and Tim Geary.

In our final lecture for this year, we welcome Darin Barney, Associate Professor, Director Graduate Program in Communication Studies, Department of Art History & Communications Studies, McGill University. Darin Barney is Canada Research Chair in Technology & Citizenship and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at McGill University. He is the author of several books on technology and politics.

Are we too wired for our own good? Darin Barney’s area of interest is the meaning and possibility of politics under technological conditions, with a specific focus on the politics of infrastructure. How much information can “Big Brother” actually access?

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