Privacy (overview)

Weeks 9-10 (Nov 5 – Nov 18).

Visibility matters in contemporary societies – online, in the media, and in the public eye. But who is seen and how?  As we develop our online lives, we all have important concerns about privacy and awareness (of what we share online, and how we share it). We will consider the significance of different understandings (in different countries) of privacy and the politics of visibility.  

Featured activities:

Read & reflect: Privilege of deleting Facebook by April Glaser

Watch & reflect: Do Not Track (interactive documentary)

Optional resources & activities:

Collaborative project: Soliya starts

Article: Facebook’s surveillance machine by Zeynep Tufecki (2018)


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