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IS Graduate Seminar – Lauren Kilgour – 4/21/2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
Gates 114

The Information Science Graduate Seminar Series welcomes PhD candidate Lauren Kilgour, who will present "Care on Camera" from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Friday, April 21 in Gates 114. Lauren studies the culture and politics of network technology. Within this wider area of research, her dissertation project examines the roles that electronic monitoring devices play in the surveillance of criminalized social groups. At present, she is researching and writing about the design and adoption of electronic ankle monitors by United States’ law enforcement agencies. Lauren holds degrees in English (HBA) and Information (MI) from the University of Toronto. Prior to beginning doctoral study at Cornell, Lauren also worked extensively in the non-profit sector in Toronto, Canada, with organizations directed at supporting offender rehabilitation.

Title: Care on Camera

Abstract: Lauren will be discussing recent work she is carrying out with Karen Levy (Cornell) and Clara Berridge (U-Washington), which examines the politics and privacy issues of having electronic monitoring equipment placed in the rooms of elders living in care facilities. At the center of our discussion is an analysis of current legal statues in six states that currently have formal legislation regulating how electronic monitoring equipment can be used. This analysis will be contextualized through providing an overview of related literature and existing survey research.