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Date and Location

February 22, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Wex-434ab Conference Room



​Would you pay to wear an ankle monitor? How about a Fitbit?

Please join the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program for an AI Cyber Lunch Seminar featuring Chris Gilliard, Professor of English at Macomb Community College. In a talk entitled "Luxury Surveillance," Gilliard will discuss the proliferation of devices that people pay for and whose tracking, monitoring, and quantification features are understood by the user as benefits - as well as how those devices can and are being leveraged against people by their employers, the government, their neighbors, stalkers, and domestic abusers. 

Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register here; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

Recording: Please be advised that this seminar will not be recorded.

Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.​

Speakers and Presenters

​Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College