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[EDINBURGH] Religions Consuming Surveillance: Workshop Two

I have been asked to present at Religions Consuming Surveillance: Workshop Two, to be held in Edinburgh in March. My teaching load means I can't attend all of it, but am looking forward to presenting on self-surveillance and social media, especially as it relates to Christian identity.

Cypherpunks and Surveillance?

An interesting article to note to read re 'Cypherpunks' - suggested by @FuturePersp in tweets after last night's #SMWLDN event - this paragraph caught my eye: Child pornography, terrorism, money laundering and the ‘War on Some Drugs’: these are the flagship issues which are bandied around by those making the case for the surveillance and centralisation of our online lives, or the outlawing of privacy-protection software.  Cypherpunks gives them the (somewhat contrived) title, ‘the Four Horsemen of the…

Orwell 2.0? De Montfort proposes wi-fi surveillance

With students expected to become increasingly consumerist after the hike in tuition fees, universities may start to view campus wi-fi as a strong selling point. But plans at De Montfort University may give students pause for thought about the virtues of an ever-present internet connection: the institution is considering using its network to monitor attendance via electronic chips in students' ID cards. Other universities have introduced electronic attendance monitoring, but an automated system using wi-fi…

[SPEAKER] Being a Christian Online in a time of COVID19 (with Cancer), with @ctlaltdelchurch / @stewartcutler

I spoke to Stewart Cutler last Friday morning (yes, less than 48 hours after bombshell news, and yes, I should probably work on a more flattering angle!), for his podcast 'What happens when you turn off church and turn it back on again? That's the question we put to church leaders to find out what their priorities were following the coronavirus lockdown, what is evolving in their church and what worship and discipleship might look…

#EmptyShelf20: April

Here are the books that I read in April: Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thought I could skim-read this book to get a few useful quotes for my own work ... but it has taken me much longer than planned to read (COVID19 mental stress has not helped) because this is a really well articulated book…