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Tracking and Toilets

Fully accessible venue.
Past event - 2023
24 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9.30pm
Sheffield Tap, 1b, Sheffield Station,
Sheffield S1 2BP
Big brother is watching everything, everywhere and all at once! At work, during your period, on the loo... or do they? Is this a good big brother or a bad big brother? Better turn off your phone and hide! But what if you're travelling and need to find a toilet? Then the phone is probably your only hope. Digital systems for tracking, surveillance and navigation on Wednesday!

+ demonstrations, games and hands-on activities for you to enjoy and prizes to be won!

On the move and need the loo?

Dr Lauren White (Researcher, Social Research Methods)
Dr Sophie Rutter ( Researcher, Information Management)
Do you worry about finding hygiene facilities when you are out and about? We share findings of our project that investigates the difficulties faced by those working on the move (such as delivery drivers, healthcare workers, gardeners, police) in accessing hygiene facilities. As one mobile worker told us “they don’t think that you don’t get toilet breaks, or there’s nowhere to get a drink”. With an interactive quiz we challenge you to identify where, and when, you can go.

Tracking women's bodies: Gendered surveillance, harms and digital justice

Karan Tripathi (Researcher, School of Law)
"FemTech" refers to technologies (mobile apps, wearable devices, etc.) designed to empower women to track and manage their menstrual, reproductive, and sexual health. FemTech products use women’s intimate data to generate personalised health and wellness recommendations. Women who share their intimate data with FemTech products have no control over there design, development, and data practices. Our talk focuses on the surveillance performed by privately designed profit-seeking FemTech on women’s bodies. It will highlight the gendered harms caused to women’s bodily integrity and well-being.

Big brother is watching you work, benevolence or bullying?

Dr Nicola Thomas ( Researcher, Work Psychology)
Explore the implications of AI emotional surveillance in the workplace with Dr. Nicola Thomas, Lecturer in Work Psychology. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks as employers deploy AI in an attempt to track and predict burnout, depression and poor mental health at work. Hear real-life examples from businesses like Kintsugi and Canon China. Join a lively debate on privacy vs mental health. Engage in a thought-provoking talk that questions the future of work.
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