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Information Privacy and Libraries: Alison Macrina Visits FIMS
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Information Privacy and Libraries: Alison Macrina Visits FIMS

On Wednesday, February 3rd, FIMS welcomed Alison Macrina, of the Library Freedom Project, for an exciting and provocative afternoon of events focused on information and data privacy and library practice. Macrina, an MLIS-trained librarian, is a Knight Foundation grant recipient who devotes her time and energies to training librarians – and their patrons – in … Continue reading

“It’s not Science Fiction”: Hidden Labor, and Trauma, of USAF Drone Pilots
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“It’s not Science Fiction”: Hidden Labor, and Trauma, of USAF Drone Pilots

  On Friday of last week, Democracy Now! devoted its program to interviews with four whistle-blowing ex-Air Force personnel who were charged with piloting drones and unleashing bombs on people under the auspices the U.S.’s policy of “targeted killing.” The interviews coincide with the release of a documentary film, Drone, making its North American début this … Continue reading

Now available: New Publications on CCM; Google Glass, Race and Class; LIS, Diversity as Social Justice and Calls to Action;Digital Literacy
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Now available: New Publications on CCM; Google Glass, Race and Class; LIS, Diversity as Social Justice and Calls to Action;Digital Literacy

In the spirit of making academic work, so often cloistered in esoteric journals or inaccessible behind paywalls, accessible to all and in a timely fashion, I have begun the process of creating pre-production files of my upcoming publication. I have deposited these files in our open access institutional repository, Scholarship@Western. I intend to negotiate for … Continue reading

Surplus3: Labour and the Digital – Toronto, October 20th, 2015
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Surplus3: Labour and the Digital – Toronto, October 20th, 2015

Surplus3: Labour and the Digital A symposium celebrating the publication of Nick Dyer-Witheford’s Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press/Between the Lines) A Letters & Handshakes event in partnership with the Digital Labour Group (University of Western Ontario) Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:00-9:00pm Bahen Centre for Information Technology University of Toronto 40 St. George St. Room BA1180 … Continue reading

Tak, København!
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Tak, København!

My time in lovely Copenhagen has drawn to a close, after a whirlwind visit at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, sponsored by Uncertain Archives and the Digital Culture Research Network. Special thanks to Nanna Bonde Thylstrup and to Kristin Veel for their hospitality and generosity with their time. I was honored … Continue reading