Seminar: Living in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

In collaboration with Dr Stevie Docherty (The University of Glasgow)

It is now widely accepted that we live in an age of ‘Surveillance Capitalism’ (Zuboff, 2019). Four leading scholars in the field of digital communications and society will discuss the challenges posed to society and democracy by this sprawling type of capitalism.


The Rise of Platform Empires: Sociality as Mass Deception by Dr Zoetanya Sujon, London College of Communication, UAL;

Before the Bullet Hits the Body: Organising Against Predictive Policing in Los Angeles by Dr Morgan Currie, University of Edinburgh;

iData: Politics of Personalisation on our Mobile Devices by Dr Jennifer Pybus, King’s College London;

Health and Healthcare in a System of Surveillance Capitalism by Prof Sally Wyatt, Maastricht University.

More information about the papers and the speakers can be found on the event page.


The seminar has been kindly funded by the department of Sociology at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow Social and Digital Change Group.

Image copyright: Craig Moe

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