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Dissemination proposal for the activities of the Latin American Network of Surveillance Technology and Society Studies (Lavits)

Grant number: 17/06973-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Journalism and Publishing
Principal Investigator:Rafael de Almeida Evangelista
Grantee:Camila Montagner Fama
Supervisor: Rafael de Almeida Evangelista
Host Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL), Brazil  


The Latin American Network of Surveillance Technology and Society Studies (LAVITS) fosters the exchange of knowledge among researchers, artists and activists interested in reflect on and debate about the growing usage of surveillance and monitoring devices. The project proposes the dissemination of the studies, actions and technologies produced by this network, continuing the work previously developed with the support of the José Reis Scientific Journalism Program in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Latin America concentrates some of the most camera-watched cities of the world as São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City. Besides the monitoring of masses on control centers installed in an ever-increasing number of Latin American metropolitan areas, the private sector approaches point to the enhancement of surveillance capitalism that surpasses the national borders and step up into personal data using mechanisms of storage, tracking, and analysis of these information. In this context, the work of dissemination of the network's activities its focused on boost visibility of researches, debates and actions through the publishing of news and stories on the Comciência magazine's and OPlanoB websites just as on social media. (AU)

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