Oscillation, Feedback, and Time: iOS as a Cybernetic Control System. Or, How Jailbreaking (re)Establishes Time as a Crucial Dimension of User-First Privacy
Revisiting cybernetic concepts from within the philosophies of science and technology as an avenue for critique, the project articulates iOS as a control system that seeks to dominate virtually all dimensions of user data. Of particular interest are hacktivist privacy tools – developed vis-a-vis jailbreaking techniques – that offset iOS’s control, thereby re-positioning users to (re)claim control over the ‚how‘ and ‚what‘ of their data.
Main Research Topics
- Digital privacy theory
- Algorithmic tracking and profiling
- Sociology and history of technology
- Critical data studies
- Silence and noise studies
- Fall 2018 – Fall 2020: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- 2015 – 2018: Professor of Sociology, the Sociology of Terrorism, King’s University College, Western University
- 2014 – 2015: Professor of Political Science, Critical Security Studies, King’s University College, Western University
- 2012 – 2017: PhD, Communication & Culture, York University
- 2011 – 2012: MA, American Cultural Studies, Western University
- Cooke, T.N. (Forthcoming). Surveillance Data: An Empirical Review of Data Materiality Scholarship across the Sociologies of Technology, Surveillance, and Big Data.
- Cooke, T.N. & Dingli S. (Eds.). (2018). Political Silences: Investigations at the Nexus of Silence, Power, and Agency. Edited Collection. Abingdon, UK: Routledge Books.
- Cooke, T.N. (2017). Cookies in Making Things International, Ed. Mark Salter. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
- Cooke, T.N. et al. (2016). Collective Discussion: Ferocious Architecture: Sovereign Spaces/Places by Design in International Political Sociology 10(1).
- Cooke, T.N. (30.04.2015). Security, Power, and Digital Privacy: Agential Capacity through Fragmented Flows at Yale University in e-International Relations.