Public Lecture

Why is everyday surveillance a religious issue? Prof. David Lyon

This free public lecture on 17th October 2016 in central Birmingham, UK,  is aimed at a general audience of people from any religious faith tradition, or none.

Lecture now available online – click here.

David Lyon has been, for decades, one of the world’s leading academics researching, writing and speaking at public events about the implications of everyday surveillance. In this talk Prof. Lyon will seek to make important connections between the concerns of religious faith and how surveillance is practiced by states and corporations. He will suggest how the resources of faith traditions, particularly how they value the human person and human flourishing, might offer concrete responses to the often controversial watching directed at citizens by sophisticated digital technologies.

A question and answer session will follow his 40 minute talk which begins at 7.30pm.

The event will be audio-recorded for later distribution.

Speaker: David Lyon FRSC FAcSS l Director, Surveillance Studies Centre; Principal Investigator, ‘Big Data Surveillance’ team project 2015-2020. Professor of Sociology, Professor of Law,  Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

This event is an activity of the Surveillance & Religion Network, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Monday, October 17, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
Parish Church of St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring Birmingham – Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB – View Map

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