This is my blog post that appeared on the Theory, Culture & Society blog on 27 April 2015.
The publication of The Birth of Biopolitics in 2008, which was the translation into English of Michael Foucault’s 1978-79 lectures at the College de France, has generated an important body of scholarship that has sought to engage the themes of Foucault’s lectures in light of contemporary concerns. The timeliness of this publication was seen by many to arise from its contemporary relevance.
I had the opportunity tonight to attend the launch of the new PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT. The Chair, which is the first of its kind in Australia, is funded by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Marketing, and the Queensland State Government Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.
Professor Rowena Barrett in the School of Management (QUT Business School) and Professor Michael Rosemann in the School of Information Systems (Science and Engineering Faculty) have bene the intellectual
My comments to ABC News Radio on the decision by Wikileaks to release the hacked Sony emails can be heard here
Shorter version: I find the claims that releasing volumes of email correspondence because you can, and then retrospectively claiming that it is in the public interest to do so, unconvincing.