Faculty Videos

Uploaded on 08 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 19 May 2016
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.
Respondent: Professor Louise Amoore
Chair: Dr. Seeta Peña Gangadharan

The increasingly precise segmentation and targeting of commercial messages has been enabled in large part through the analysis of massive amounts of transaction-generated-information. Although some attention has been paid to the use of these privacy invasive strategies within the public sphere, the use of personal data with regard to the formation, implementation and evaluation of public policies at the local, national and regional levels has largely been ignored. After discussing threats of political profiling to the future of public participation in the democratic process, Oscar Gandy will explore some possibilities for managing the nature, extent and distribution of these and associated societal harms.

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. is a media scholar and Emeritus Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Louise Amoore (@AmooreLouise) researches and teaches in the areas of global geopolitics and security. She has particular interests in how contemporary forms of data, analytics and risk management are changing the techniques of border control and security. Louise has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2016-18) for work on the Ethics of Algorithm.

Seeta Peña Gangadharan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

The goal of LSE's Media Policy Project (@LSEmediapolicy) is to start conversations between policy makers, civil society actors, and media professionals about the latest media research.

Uploaded on 01 Jun 2016

Undergraduates in Professor Jessa Lingel's Urban Ethnography class immersed themselves in several non-profit groups in Philadelphia, including Rebel Ventures, a granola bar business run by middle and high school students at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises at 46th and Market streets. This video shows the Penn students' experience, which also included making their own video documentaries. 

Uploaded on 06 May 2016

On April 26, 2016, the Annenberg School for Communication paid tribute to Monroe Price, an acclaimed global communication scholar who has been with the Annenberg School for Communication for a decade. He has served as the founding director of the Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication. This warm and inspiring event included five panelists who paid tribute to Price's remarkable career and accomplishments.

Uploaded on 19 Apr 2016

Uprisings spread like wildfire across the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, fueled by a desire for popular sovereignty. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, The Naked Blogger of Cairo uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings. While commentators have stressed the role of social media, Marwan M. Kraidy shows that the essential medium of political expression was not texting or Twitter, but something more fundamental: the human body. Here, Kraidy discusses the themes in his book, available from Harvard University Press on May 9, 2016.

Uploaded on 06 Apr 2016

In a new study published in Science Advances, a team of researchers including Annenberg Professor Sandra González-Bailón developed a new methodology for understanding the communication dynamics that underlie large scale social action.