If I’d known about it, I would have been here at Campus Party 2009 this week. Just the biggest computing event in the world, right on my doorstep, and I hadn’t even noticed, and what is more they had a panel on security… oh well, I can’t be everywhere!
Surveillance, Security and Social Control in Latin America Symposium
Some people are probably wondering what I am actually doing here. I sometimes feel like am not quite sure myself, but I will write more on my research over the next few days. One thing my hosts and I are doing is organising the first gathering of surveillance studies scholars in Brazil, the symposium on Surveillance, Security and Social Control in Latin America here at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba. Hopefully this will form the nucleus of the Surveillance Studies Network in Latin America. We’ve selected 46 papers for presentation, although actually we could do with some more Spanish language contributions… we may issue another extended call soon.