Who is Watching You?
Media Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
February 6, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. - Joshua Meyrowitz, professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire, will discuss state, corporate and citizen surveillance at the Faculty Fellows Lecture Series Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.

"Watching Us Being Watched: State, Corporate, and Citizen Surveillance" begins at 4 p.m. in the Piscataqua Room of Holloway Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public.

According to Meyrowitz, surveillance technologies are now so pervasive, yet so subtle - many occurring automatically as we engage in shopping, driving, or walking down a street - that they may transform the texture of everyday life without most of us being aware of the change.

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Faculty Fellows Lecture Series provides an opportunity for the recipients of junior and senior faculty fellowships to focus on the research of the fellows.

The Center for the Humanities was established in the UNH College of Liberal Arts in 1986 to support humanities research by faculty from across the university. The center strives to inspire and cultivate innovative research, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to public service as a means of expanding the relevance of the humane disciplines to the university and the world beyond our campus.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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