The Surveillance Studies Network has launched a call for papers for Cultures of Surveillance for an event to be held at UCL London Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Looks like I’d learn stuff — they’re very interdisciplinary.
Unfortunately I’m already planning to be in Oxford for the OII’s A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, Sept. 21-24, where I’m giving a paper. And I don’t think I can justify staying on in the UK for another week to go to both. Even if I were to crash on friends’ couches to hold down expenses — and I think I still have enough friends there to pull it off — I could never justify missing nearly two weeks of classes when I’m going to be teaching first-year Torts again.