Past Events

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
12:30 - 16:30

Are you interested in cycling, technology and urban planning?

If so, we would like to invite you to a citizens summit to discuss contemporary issues and solutions. The event is free and the discussion is likely to cover cycle lanes, electric bikes, cycling apps, rentable scooters and bikes and sustainable transport policy. The event will feature an interactive open debate between...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 17:00 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 18:45

Room C1, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

Greg Singh presents The Death of Web 2.0
In the contemporary media ecosystem of “always-on” culture, judgements are made quickly and impacts can be far-reaching, affecting our relationships, wellbeing, mental health and the health of our communities. Drawing from and synthesising communitarian ethics, recognition theory, STS...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 13:30 - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 14:45

University of Stirling, Cottrell Room 3B129

This talk presents evidence from a number of collaborative projects. The driving concern behind the research was that, as local government increasingly relies on citizens to report problems such as littering, dog fouling and potholes, then the propensity for more affluent and higher socio-economic-status citizens, and their communities, to...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 14:00 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 13:45

On the 19th March at 1400 in the School of Computer Science (Jack Cole Building, room 1.33a) Paul-Olivier De Haye will present his seminar 'From Cambridge Analytica to the future of online services: A personal journey'


2018 was a crazy year for privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May, and new revelations on the personal data ecosystem were...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 17:15

School III, St Salvators’s Quadrangle, St Andrews University


Over 30 years ago, when cyberneticist Stafford Beer proclaimed ‘my electronic image in the machine may be more real than I am’, he was signalling his concern with the impact of personal information processing on human dignity, autonomy and identity.  Since then, large scale personal Information processing has...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 -
00:00 - 23:45

CRISP will be hosting a panal at the 2019 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference in Brussels in January on the topioc of Smart City Governance.

Topic Area:

Smart City (SC) developments are embedding digital technologies is all aspects of urban life. Typically, the focus is more efficient services and better-informed policy-making. The SC umbrella covers a range of...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 16:00 - Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 15:45

Book review and discussion.

Thinking Alllowed, BBC Radio 4, with Laurie Taylor, discusses the new book 'Surveillance and Democracy in Europe' (edited by Kirstie Ball and William Webster). Programme features a conversation with Professor Kirstie Ball (CRISP St Andrews) and Professor David Lyon (Surveillance Studies Centre). 

Surveillance and Democracy in Europe (Routledge Studies in...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
00:00 - 23:45

Hosted by CRISP

Hotel du Vin, St Andrews


Dr Emmeline Taylor - I Spy AI: Growing Up in the Age of SurveillanceProf Lydia Plowman and Dr Andrew Manches - The Internet of Toys: Data and PrivacyCarole Ewart - Children: Privacy, Access to Information and Human Rights - Enabling a Balanced ApproachDr Elena Beratarbide - Scottish Citizens privacy: National Approaches to...
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 13:00 - Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:45

CRISP/MWO Research Seminar

13.00-14.30, Room 2A13, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling 

Data literacy is an emergent field in Science and Technology Studies. In a world where entire economies, communications infrastructure and media ecosystems are datafied, current  understanding of data literacy’s centrality to everyday life remains variable. Such an...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 18:00 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:45

Kirstie Ball will deliver a lecture entitled "Surveillance, Institutional Trustworthiness and Security Governance" at the John F Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin. The lecture begins at 1800 and takes place at Habelschwerdter Allee 45 in room Hörsaal 1b. 

The lecture  features as part of the institute's "Surveillance and Social Order:...