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CANCELLED: Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
A Lecture and Book Signing
About the Talk
About the Author
Shoshana Zuboff is the author of three books, each of which signaled the start of a new epoch in technological society. In the late 1980s her decade-in-the-making In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power became an instant classic that foresaw how computers would revolutionize the modern workplace. At the dawn of the twenty-first century her influential The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism (with James Maxmin), written before the invention of the iPod or Uber, predicted the rise of digitally-mediated products and services tailored to the individual. It warned of the individual and societal risks if companies failed to alter their approach to capitalism. Now her masterwork, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, synthesizes years of research and thinking in order to reveal a world in which technology users are neither customers, employees, nor products. Instead they are the raw material for new procedures of manufacturing and sales that define an entirely new economic order: a surveillance economy. She is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School and a former Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Co-Organized by the Digital Studies Institute and ESC: The Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing.
With Generous Support From Our Co-Sponsors: Business+Impact Initiative at the Ross School of Business; Center for Political Studies; College of Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Department of Communication and Media; Department of Film, Television, and Media; Department of Psychology; Department of Sociology; Dissonance Event Series; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ford School of Public Policy; Information and Technology Services; Law School; Michigan Institute for Data Science; Office of the President; School of Information; Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Science, Technology, and Society Program; Stamps School of Art & Design; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.