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Surveillance Capitalism

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The digital world is overtaking us. The entangled dilemmas of knowledge, authority, and power are no longer confined to workplaces but mediate social participation in every aspect of our daily lives. Surveillance capitalism claims human experience as raw behavioral data which when translated into prediction products sold in the marketplace nudge us as consumers into profitable purchases, political positions, and to relinquish our privacy. Shoshana Zuboff’s Surveillance Capitalism (Public Affairs, 2020) uses case studies of the major players in the digital world (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et. al.) to demonstrate the unprecedented challenges to human autonomy, social solidarity, and democracy perpetrated by what she calls “rogue” capitalism. In this study group we will explore the origins, and advances, of surveillance capitalism and its effects on global economic, political, and social power structures.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Location
Virtual - Any Location

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Amanda Fox2.Susan Longo 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/13/2021 - 12/13/2021 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Susan Longo  ; Amanda Fox 
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