Type: Public event

Living in a carceral state

Part of the Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State webinar series


Chris Gilliard (Macomb Community College), Ursula Rao (Univ. of Leipzig), Carolyn Sufrin (Johns Hopkins Univ.), John Carson (Univ. of Michigan)

Date & time

Jun 11, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

The twenty-first century carceral state inspires anxieties of a national or even global-scale panopticon. Omniscient and omnipresent technologies report our movements, purchases, communications, and even desires to invisible and unaccountable corporations and government agencies (the public/private distinction having lost effective meaning). In practice, however, some people are obviously more vulnerable to coercive state power than others; intrusive surveillance techniques predate the Internet; and socio-technical systems routinely fail.

View details on the Ford School site