Library Speaker Series presents:
The Digital Closet: How Internet Filtering Technologies Suppress Access to Information by, for, and about Sexual and Gender Minorities
Dr. Alvin Schrader (University of Alberta) will be giving a talk about intellectual freedom, the ability to “access [all] expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity, and to express thoughts publicly. His talk centres on his research into web filtering and how this filtering discriminates against the online information needs of the LGBTQ communities and their allies. The talk discusses the shortcomings of filtering software that both over- and under-block digital content, in addition to the censorware phenomenon and the ways in which the politics of fear and the brute force of technology trump access to LGBTQ voices on the Internet.
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
10:00 – 11:30 am