The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting

Project Description:

“The New Transparency makes visible the identities of individuals, workings of institutions and flows of information in ways never before seen. Surveillance, the social process underlying the New Transparency, is rapidly becoming the dominant organizing practice of our late modern world. Given growing computer-dependence and reliance on personal data collection and processing by a variety of institutions, and heightened public concern about security, surveillance is now experienced as an everyday reality. ”

Funder: MCRI project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Host institution (s): University of Alberta, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, Open University, Queen’s University