Digital Justice, Surveillance & Invisible Walls

A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode 8 of Season Two: Digital Justice, Surveillance & Invisible Walls.

Moments from our lives

Ian and Kristen are joined by Dr. Chris Gilliard, a Professor of English at Macomb Community College in Michigan. His scholarship concentrates on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making, especially as these apply to college students.

You can reach out to Dr. Gilliard at and on Twitter at @hypervisible

Big questions

In this episode, we discuss privacy, security, algorithms, & “surveillance capitalism.” How can parents help children to be more reflective about the activities in which they engage?

What we’re reading: 

Filtering content is often done with good intent, but filtering can also create equity and privacy issues

Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms

Privacy’s not an abstraction

Caught in the spotlight

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About the author

Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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