The Canadian government’s decision to broker one of the largest export deals in Canadian history with the government of Saudi Arabia is unfortunately not the first and unlikely to be the last time when financial decisions promoting particular commercial interests…

Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Here’s a link to my recent blog article for E-International Relations about Mass Surveillance and Human Rights: http://www.e-ir.info/2014/12/21/is-there-a-cabin-in-the-woods-reflections-on-mass-surveillance-and-human-rights/

iBorders

Great article in Zocalo Magazine about my upcoming “Show & Tell” at the Playground Bar and Lounge, Wednesday 14 January at 6pm in Tucson, Arizona: http://www.zocalomagazine.com/iborders-drones-designs/ Also a brief article in Tucson Weekly: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/iborder-drones-and-designs/Content?oid=4899970 And in the Arizona Daily Star:…

"Picking up the Pieces" and Parrhesia

Upon entering the exhibition I was struck by the self-imposed silence of many of those viewing the exhibit. So is the reverence for the artifacts in Deborah McCullough’s provocative and socially engaging art installation “Picking up the Pieces: Artifacts from…

Making Things International

Excited to see the cover of the first volume of Making Things International, which is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press in spring 2015. I’m delighted to have contributed to this book project, and look forward to using this text…

The Confluencenter & being "confluential"

Settling In and getting un-settled ***Thanks for publishing a version of this on the University of Arizona News Blogsite I’m delighted to have been officially “introduced” to the wider community here at the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University…

Visiting Scholar at Confluencenter

I now appear on the website at the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. I’m very excited about being a part of the rich and diverse scholarly community here for the next six-months, as…

Ottawa Statement on Mass Surveillance in Canada

  Please visit this link http://www.surveillanceincanada.org/node/32 to this incredibly important statement signed by a number of academics, practitioners, advocates, NGOs, and regulators about the need to address serious issues surrounding surveillance in Canada, calling for enhancement of privacy & transparency.

Research Networks and Publications

  It’s been a while since the last update. Recently some research networks that I’m a part of have bolstered their web presence, and in one case, is launching a new collaborative publication. First, the large SSHRC network on “Borders…

Timely and engaging discussion by Gerard Toal on Hubris – which seems a particularly apt account of current geopolitical developments in Crimea. http://toal.org/2014/03/04/hubris-the-russian-version/