TARGETS, TRACKS AND TRACES
The conference is organised by the international, interdisciplinary open access journal Surveillance & Society (https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/) and the Surveillance Studies Network, which i
Emerging blinking into the post-pandemic sunlight, the world’s longest-running surveillance studies conference is back, offering a famously welcoming, constructive atmosphere and three ways forward for thinking about surveillance:
1. TARGETS: Who is under surveillance? How are they affected, protected or harmed? Which individuals, communities or groups benefit and profit from surveillance, and which ones lose and are excluded?
2. TRACKS: How does surveillance happen – technologically, socially, politically, culturally etc.? And how is surveillance governed, controlled, regulated and prevented? What flows and what is blocked? What trajectories are emerging? What possibilities are there for critique, opposition, reform, resistance, struggle and destruction?
3. TRACES: What is left behind? How are trajectories and pathways (re)constructed across individual, collective and societal histories?