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Remote Rap Sessions – Crazy/Genius: Why Should We Care About Privacy?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Register for the Zoom discussion.

Remote Rap Sessions returns this fall and the first discussion will be about the podcast episode Crazy/Genius: Why Should We Care About Privacy? (30 minutes). Registration helps with our planning and is much appreciated. You can register before and during the discussion and will receive the meeting link as soon as you register.

The 200 year history of privacy in America, and what the new age of “surveillance capitalism” means for all of us. The Atlantic podcast Crazy/Genius returns to explain how privacy became the most important idea on the internet—and why it’s still so confusing.

Joyce Chapman, Assessment Analyst and Consultant, Duke University Libraries, Jack Hill, Repository DevOps Systems Analyst, Duke University Libraries, Hannah Rainey, Associate Head, Research Engagement, NC State University Libraries, and Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries will co-facilitate this discussion.

Discussion Questions:

  • What’s one thing you found interesting about the episode?
  • Have privacy concerns changed your habits personally? How?
  • The program makes the case that individual action is not enough, and societal action is needed. What solutions would you propose?
  • How does the discussion of surveillance capitalism relate to our practices of data collection in the Libraries? What can we change?
  • How does the discussion of surveillance capitalism relate to information literacy instruction?  What role do libraries have in building awareness of privacy concerns?

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Please reach out to if you have any questions. We hope you can join us!

McKenna Lakin