Upcoming Talk (National Library, Wellington): Surveillance, Privacy & Space in the Age of Social Media

I’ll be giving a talk this Thursday on the way social media, digital apps and mobile technologies have turned ‘mapping’ into an everyday practice. We regularly ‘check in’, location-tag digital photos, create virtual maps, and publicise, write about and visually document our experience with and within space. As a result, the way we create, represent and think about space is constantly changing.

How are space and privacy being (re)defined in the context of location-tagging, check-ins, rating/reviews and other ubiquitous mapping practices?

This talk looks at the intersection of ubiquitous mapping and participatory surveillance to unpack how geo-locational tools help alter the ways we re-present, understand and value ‘public’ and ‘private’ space. Drawing from several distinct case studies, the talk aims to inspire discussion around the role geolocational data might play in the broader ‘post-privacy’ context.

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Date: Thursday, 2 March, 2017
Time: 5.30pm-6.45pm
Cost: Free
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
RSVP: Email KUEHN to events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

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