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AIAS Event: Film screening of AIAS & AU film co-production: ‘Surveillance Culture’

2017.11.27 | Lena Bering

Date Fri 08 Dec Thu 07 Dec
Time 10:00    11:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

Contemporary life is interwoven with surveillance. Gadgets and applications are increasingly being developed and used for tracking, quantifying, and documenting everyday life activities. State surveillance is now merely one example of the multifaceted forms of contemporary surveillance practices. Our current culture of surveillance is rather diverse and concerns relations between the public authorities and citizens, corporations and consumers as well as surveillance between friends, partners and within families.

Focusing on the example of Denmark, this documentary explores the different manifestations and locales of surveillance, weaving together experts’ accounts and public opinions to reveal what is at stake in contemporary digital surveillance culture. 

The film is a collaborative project by AIAS Former Fellow Btihaj Ajana, Associate Professor at Kings’ College London and Anders Albrechtslund, Associate Professor at Information Science, Aarhus University. 


10:00-10:15: Introduction by Btihaj Ajana, co-producer, AIAS Former Fellow and Associate Prof at Kings’ College, London
10:15-10:45: Screening of the film
10:45-11:15: Q & A session

Coffee and tea will be served outside the auditorium.


The film screening is open to all: both researchers, students and the public; and prior sign up is not necessary.


Btihaj Ajana, AIAS Former Fellow, Associate Professor, King’s College London, UK   


Lena Bering, Communications officer, lber@aias.au.dk

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B 
DK-8000 Aarhus C 



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