Final Paper Activities

“The Big Mix”

Final Paper Revision Worksheet


Capilano University Library (home page)

Link here.



Academic Databases 

Link here.


Recommended Databases for our Course: Project MUSE and JSTOR.


Academic Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Link here.



Specific Journals or Websites of Interest


Canadian Journal of Law and Society

The Canadian Journal of Sociology

Critical Inquiry

Cultural Critique

Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture

EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation 

new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics

Public Culture

Science Fiction Studies

Social Text

Surveillance & Society (Directory of Open Access Journals – DOAJ)

Technology and Culture

WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly




Possible Research Areas or Directions

 1984 Today: Surveillance in the Movies

Citizenfour (2014) [link]

The Hunger Games (2012) [link]

The Matrix (Trilogy, 1999-2003) [link]

Nerve (2016) [link]

Snowden (2016) [link]


Art and Dystopia: Can Dystopias Still Offer a Serious Critical Analysis of our World?

Banksy’s Dismaland


Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies: Spending Money Anonymously

Ledger (University of Pittsburgh)

Stanford Bitcoin Group (Stanford University)

What is Bitcoin?” – Introductory Video


Civil Rights and Human Rights: Do We Have a Right to Privacy?

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Justice Laws Website.

TOR Internet Browser


Cyberbullying and Online Harassment

Electronic Frontier Foundation

PREVNet (“Canada’s Authority on Research and Resources for Bullying Prevention”)


Dystopia and Science Fiction

Morrison, E. “YA Dystopias Teach Children to Submit to the Free Market, Not Fight Authority,” The Guardian. 1 Septemeber 2014.

Schmidt, C. “Why Are Dystopian Films on the Rise Again?,” JSTOR Daily. 19 Nov. 2014.


Drones, Drone Technologies and Automated Military Tech

Joseph DeLappe, “In Drones We Trust” [Artist’s Website]

100 People Around the Country are Stamping Predator Drones on Cash” (Vice Magazine/Motherboard)

U.S. Justice Department Says Use of Drones Must Respect Privacy, Civil RightsCTV. 22 May 2015.


Electronic Music

Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture (Capilano University Library)


Wikileaks and Anonymous: Government Surveillance and Countersurveillance

Anonymous (Official YouTube Page)

“NSA Files: Decoded,” The Guardian [Interactive Website]