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Scientific dissemination project of the Latin American network of surveillance, technology and society studies - Lavits

Grant number: 14/03751-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Marta Mourao Kanashiro
Grantee:Ana Paula Zaguetto Alves
Home Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Coordenadoria de Centros e Núcleos Disciplinares (COCEN). Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI), Brazil  


The aim of this project is to disseminate the Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society Studies' researches. The network Lavits was founded in 2009 with the proposal to become a means for discussion and exchange of knowledge and debate around sociotechnical circumstances that enable the capture, storage, management and crosschecking information, especially of personal data. The massive presence of these technologies in Latin America, in daily life, has not been accompanied by public debate, social movements, academic research, or by appropriate legislation. This, alone, highlights the importance of creating a space for exchanging information and experiences in order to stimulate debate and research on the subjects that surrounds the use of surveillance technologies. In addiction, this issue receives little attention both by scientific journalism and scientific dissemination. Thus, this project has the objective to give visibility to these researches and explore the new media tools. To this end, the research developed by the network Lavits will be disseminated in its website, in electronic magazine ComCiência, and on social networks. (AU)