The Internet of Things - Chevruta Study Group

September 19, 2017
The academic literature perceives the Internet age as one with powerful information technologies that created two digital phenomena: The first, the digital platforms, enables the matching of markets (e.g., drivers and passengers) to generate profit based on collected information. The second, the “Internet of Things,” describes how communication is possible between different places and objects to enable a fast, efficient, and accessible way of life. Separately but increasingly also together, the two phenomena allow for the gathering of information into Big Data, processing it by smart algorithms, and creating new forms of social and governmental controls.

Alongside the continuous harm to the privacy, the Internet age has challenged the way individuals and society behave. Amongst others, different social institutions – and primarily those associated with labor relations, ownership of private property, and of the household – have seen tremendous shifts that require rethinking various social problems, as well as, reconsidering regulatory mechanisms of the private and public spheres. Consequently, this reading group facilitates young scholars and doctorates, arriving from different disciplines, and enables a joint intellectual discussion on how each phenomenon, and the two together, challenges the modern society, its institutions, and the academic literature investigating them.

The meetings will take place at Yael Room in the Institute of Criminology at the next following dates:

16.05, Wednesday, 15:00.

30.05, Wednesday, 15:00.

* 13.06, Wednesday, 10:00.


Previous meetings:

* 15.04, Sunday, 15:45.

* 21.03, Wednesday, 15:00.

24.01, Wednesday, 15:00.

10.01, Wednesday, 15:00 – Discussion paper: Papacharissi, Z., & Gibson, P. L. (2011). Fifteen minutes of privacy: Privacy, sociality, and publicity on social network sites. In Privacy online (pp. 75-89). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

03.01, Wednesday, 15:00 – Gadi PerlSmart Cars

13.12, Wednesday, 15:00 – Discussion paper: Terranova, T. (2000). Free labor: Producing culture for the digital economy. Social text18(2), 33-58.

22.11, Wednesday, 15:30 – Discussion paper: Matzner, T. (2014). Why Privacy is not enough Privacy in the Context of "Ubiquitous Computing" and "Big Data". Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 12(2), 93-106.

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For more details about the group, please contact:

Tammy Katsabian

Rotem Medzini