John Gilliom

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Cafe Conversation on surveillance society is Sept. 18

We live in a surveillance society. Every credit card, cell phone, or search engine we use leaves a small permanent record about out life.  
In their new book, "SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society," Ohio University Professor John Gilliom and his colleague Torin Monahan recount stories from everyday life to show how surveillance is a ubiquitous part of contemporary life.

Gilliom, a professor of political science and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences will present "The Death of Big Brother and the Rise of the Surveillance Society," during the next Ohio University Café Conversation at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

He will host an informal conversation exploring not just the rise of surveillance, but the many challenges that this new surveillance society creates for our ways of thinking and speaking about our world.

Gilliom has focused his career on studying the political and intellectual challenges created by the rise of the Surveillance Society.

The event is free and open to the public.