No Place to Hide Brown Bag Lunch

Installation view, No Place to Hide, Tang Teaching Museum, 2015

Join us at noon Wednesday, March 2, 2016, for an informal lunch-time discussion and debate about the hot-button issues of surveillance explored in our current exhibition No Place to Hide.

In our modern information-driven economy, our personal information is routinely collected, shared, analyzed, profiled, and sold. Amid fears of terrorism, government officials resist allowing private citizens to “go dark.” This important debate concerning the balance between privacy and security recently made headlines, with the dispute between the FBI and Apple regarding iPhone encryption. Should technology companies be required to provide “back door” access to our mobile phones, which often contain intimate personal information, detailed location data and confidential business information? What are the consequences for liberty and freedom in the surveillance age?

The No Place to Hide Brown Bag Lunch will be in the Tang’s Atrium with Skidmore College’s Scott Mulligan, Teaching Professor of Management & Business and International Affairs and exhibition co-curator; Paul Benzon, Visiting Assistant Professor of English; Jacquelyn Micieli-Voutsinas, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies; Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain, Jr. Chair and Associate Professor of Government.

Bring your own lunch; cookies and beverages will be provided.

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