Media Escalation and New Transparencies

Dr. Joshua Reeves. Oregon State University. 

New media technologies make new things visible. From drones on the frontlines of the Ukrainian conflict, to new platforms and technologies of self-exposure, media innovations force new ways of imagining ourselves, others, and our surroundings. This lecture will examine the role of media escalation in driving new technologies and cultures of transparency, using examples from research on military technology and “confessional” social media practices.

Dr. Joshua Reeves is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Oregon State University. He’s the author or coauthor of three books on surveillance and media technology, including, most recently, The Prison House of the Circuit: Politics of Control from Analog to Digital. He’s also an associate editor at Surveillance & Society and a co-director of the Surveillance Studies Network.

Centre for Access to Information and Justice (CAIJ) Politics of Information Webinar Series