Honorary Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong
- Social implications
- History of technology
- Behavioural implications
- Privacy and security
- Embedded surveillance devices
- Tracking and monitoring
- Location-based services
- New Testament
- Apocalyptic literature
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M.G. Michael received a PhD from the School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University in 2003 in Brisbane, Queensland, and a Master of Arts Honors from the School of Philosophy, History and Politics at Macquarie University in 1999 in Sydney, New South Wales. Michael also completed a Master of Theology from the University of Sydney in 1991 in New South Wales, a Bachelor of Theology from Saint Andrew’s Theological College in 1990 in New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney in 1984.
Between 2004 and 2010 he was tutor, lecturer, course coordinator and then honorary senior fellow at the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong, NSW. During this post his responsibilities ranged from coordinating Information and Communication Security, introducing a strong applied ethics component into guest lectures he delivered for subjects in the Social Policy major in the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology. He was a member of the Centre for Business Services Science (CBSS) and the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSOR), contributing to a variety of grants on the theme of Location-Based Services. In 2008, a term he coined two years previously in 2006, “Uberveillance", to denote omnipresent electronic surveillance embedded beneath the skin was entered into the official dictionary of Australia, the Macquarie Dictionary.
Dr Michael is a member of the American Academy of Religion. He was also a member of the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) 2005-2010. In 2010, Dr Michael co-guest edited a special section on the theme of Uberveillance for IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and in 2011 he co-guest edited a special issue on the Fallout of Emerging Technologies for the same publication, and also a special issue on National Security Technologies for Prometheus journal. Dr Michael was partly responsible for bringing the International Symposium on Technology and Society to Australia having published widely in numerous IEEE conferences. Dr Michael has edited three books for the RNSA on the topic of the social implications of national security technologies and co-authored two full length research volumes.
- Scary stuff - Forbes.com
- Schott's Blog - Uberveillance - New York Times
- You are tagged - The National Post
- Controlling technology - Illawarra Mercury
- Big Brother an inside job - Illawarra Mercury
- From roboethics to drones - UOW Media
- The social implications of national security - UOW Media
- Uberveillance makes it into a suspense thriller - UOW Media
- One million downloads for UOW's research online - UOW Media
- Conference examines wearable computing technology for education - UOW Media
- Rapid pace of technological change goes beyond Goerge Orwell predictions - UOW Media
- Uberveillance cements its position as an official dictionary word - UOW Meda
- While you're browsing in a shop, the shop is browsing you - Sydney Morning Herald
- IEEE to Join Stakeholders at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland - YahooFinance!
- Infinite Anthology - The Monthly
- Best Digital Diplomacy Term of the Year #2 Uberveillance - The State of Digital Diplomacy