[Air-L] Fwd: [QSTUDY-L] “New Media and Surveillance” Teaching Media Quarterly 2(1): 2013

Jen Jack Gieseking jgieseking at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 10:11:42 PDT 2013


Jen Jack Gieseking, Ph.D.
New Media and Data Visualization Specialist, Postdoctoral Fellow
Digital and Computational Studies, Bowdoin College
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Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Subject: [QSTUDY-L] “New Media and Surveillance” Teaching Media Quarterly
2(1): 2013
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“New Media and Surveillance” Teaching Media Quarterly 2(1): 2013

Call for Proposals:

In recent years, there has been a continued proliferation of social media
platforms (like Facebook and Twitter), recording and video-streaming
devices (like TiVo and Apple TV), and online "deal-of-the-day" services
(like Groupon and Living Social). As individuals participate in these
platforms and services, we open ourselves up to new forms of surveillance
and monitoring, not only by state authorities but also by private
marketers. A whole new industry of social media analysis has been created
that aims to perfect algorithms in order to turn personal user data into
profit. While some may welcome “customized advertising,” the data mining
processes that have emerged over the past few years have far-reaching
implications for our everyday lives. Teaching Media Quarterly is seeking
materials that critically explore the relationship between surveillance and
new media.

Potential topics engaging with new media surveillance might include, but
are not limited to, assignments and lessons that address any of the

-          political economy of social media platforms

-          data mining, collection, storage, and the use of this data by a
range of actors

-          use of social media by law enforcement agencies

-          customized/targeted advertising

-          tracking software/cookies that monitor consumer behavior/patterns

-          critical interrogations of consumer power and new media

-          user/student perspectives on data mining and privacy issues

-          social classification and discrimination through data mining

-          ethics of data mining

-          policy and regulation of data mining

 Teaching Media Quarterly Submission Guidelines & Review Policy

Teaching Media Quarterly seeks innovative assignments and lessons that can
be used to critically engage with “new media and surveillance” in the
undergraduate classroom. All submissions must include: 1) a title, 2) an
overview and comprehensive rationale (250-500 words), 3) a detailed lesson
plan or assignment instructions, 4) teaching materials (handouts, rubrics,
discussion prompts, viewing guides, etc.), 5) a full bibliography of
readings, links, and/or media examples, and 6) a short biography (100-150

Please email all submissions in ONE Microsoft Word document to
teachingmedia.contact at gmail.com.


Submissions will be reviewed by each member of the editorial board. Editors
will make acceptance decisions based on their vision for the issue and an
assessment of contributions. It is the goal of Teaching Media Quarterly to
notify submitters of the editors’ decisions within two weeks of submission

Teaching Media Quarterly is dedicated to circulating practical and timely
approaches to media concepts and topics from a variety of disciplinary and
methodological perspectives. Our goal is to promote collaborative exchange
of undergraduate teaching resources between media educators at higher
education institutions. As we hope for continuing discussions and exchange
as well as contributions to Teaching Media Quarterly we encourage you to
visit our website at http://www.teachingmedia.org/


Teaching Media Quarterly Editorial Board

Jacquelyn Arcy

Mia Fischer

Julie Wight
Heidi Zimmerman

University of Minnesota
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