[iDC] Introduction

Mark Andrejevic markbandrejevic at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 00:34:47 UTC 2014

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies at Pomona
College. I write about surveillance, privacy, and popular culture --
ranging across topics from reality TV to predictive policing.
These days, I'm exploring the logic of drones (automated, remote sensing,
sense-making, and response; distributive, networked ubiquitous probes) and
what I think of as "drone theory." A recent talk on these themes is
available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o_KTqdM44E (courtesy of

I recently joined the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society:

I spent a significant part of my time in Australia studying public
attitudes toward the collection and use of personal data, and this is the
work that I'll be discussing at the conference, focusing on the disconnect
between public and industry understandings of data collection and

Looking forward to seeing you in NYC!

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM, Miya Tokumitsu <tokumitsumiya at gmail.com>

> Greetings Everyone,
> My name is Miya Tokumitsu. I earned my PhD in art history from the
> University of Pennsylvania in 2012. While my primary field of research is
> Renaissance and Baroque art in Europe, I've also developed a secondary
> interest in labor culture, particularly the aesthetics of labor in the
> popular media/imagination. To that end, I wrote "In the Name of Love," for
> *Jacobin, *which takes a skeptical view of that ubiquitous chestnut, "do
> what you love." I've also recently joined *Jacobin *as a contributing
> editor.
> At the conference, I'll be speaking about how aspirational labor and
> affective labor play out in the digital realm. I'm especially interested in
> how brands and cultural institutions use social media--not only to
> advertise their products and events but also to present specific images of
> work at these institutions.
> I look forward to meeting many of you in New York next month.
> Best wishes,
> Miya
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