Day 1: Surveillance and Religion Conference (with @es61andrews)
"Surveillance technologies are not neutral devices but shape their users. How then are religious practices being shaped by not only surveillance directed towards religious groups but, more importantly for this particular workshop, by the use or consumption of surveillance? What do faith communities need to learn from surveillance studies? What might the field of surveillance studies learn from the particular faith-based concerns of religious believers who are users of surveillance technologies?
- I gave my talk first in the morning...
- What follows is an unedited (but random non-event tweets removed) reverse collection of tweets from the event (mostly mine)
- — Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl)Mon, Mar 20 2017 20:55:04Is there a worry that these technologies will prioritise the large churches? What about people still going to artisan coffee shops = equiv?
- — Pete Phillips (@pmphillips)Mon, Mar 20 2017 20:46:38Taken aback by reference to good and bad religion where good so obviously aligns with liberal modernism. A valid academic step to take?
- — Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl)Mon, Mar 20 2017 20:48:32We used to wait for things, now we pay someone to wait, etc - fundamental changes how relate to each other. See http://drbexl.co.uk/2017/03/14/emptyshelf17-4-money-cant-buy-moral-limits-markets-michael-j-sandel/ …
- — Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl)Mon, Mar 20 2017 20:45:43Marketisation and measuring infiltrating many elements of life - efficiency/market model = part of life - if uncritical adoption = unhealthy
- — Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl)Mon, Mar 20 2017 20:44:39Do you end up using eg metrics software in the way a business would? Are hospitals/schools a better analogy than business? #surveillance