Open access in the age of surveillance technology

As part of our Open Access Week celebrations, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and University of Victoria Libraries invite you to a public talk by Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Dr. Erin Glass:

Open access in the age of surveillance technology: Fighting for ground in the public imagination

Does the influence of surveillance technology in our academic and everyday information practices have any bearing on the open access movement? How might the open access movement fruitfully respond to these issues in ways that deepen its purpose while further serving the academic community and the broader public? In this talk, Dr. Glass will show how the growing dominance of surveillance technology, or technology whose business models are based on monitoring and controlling of user behavior, threatens to exploit and undermine the goals and existing achievements of the open access movement.

Dr. Erin Glass is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC San Diego, where she facilitates the Digital Humanities Research Group. Her work focuses on using digital tools and social practices to make education and knowledge production more democratic, collaborative, and publicly engaged.

When: October 21, 2019

The talk will be followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Join Matt Huculak and Michael Radmacher to learn how to use Wikipedia to enhance the global knowledge graph.

All events will take place in the Digital Scholarship Commons at Mearns-McPherson Library, UVic.

11-12     Open access in the age of surveillance technology: Fighting for ground in the public imagination

Talk by UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Dr. Erin Glass.

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12-1       Lunch provided for edit-a-thon participants

1-3:30    Wikipedia edit-a-thon, Matt Huculak and Michael Radmacher

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Sponsored by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and University of Victoria Libraries