What will privacy and anonymity mean in the coming age of augmented reality – a future where online and offline data will seamlessly blend? I will present the results, and discuss the social and economic implications, of a series of experiments in which we combined publicly available data with off-the-shelf face recognition applications for the purpose of automated, large-scale individual re-identification – including predicting people’s Social Security numbers from their faces. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP6601
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Orwell, Huxley and the NSA. It came out well, I think.
Bruce Schneier, author and security guru, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about power and the internet. Schneier argues that the internet enhances the power of the powerless but it also enhances the power of the powerful. He argues that we should be worried about both corporate and government uses of the internet to enhance their power. Recorded before news of the PRISM system and the use of Verizon’s customer information by the NSA (National Security Agency), Schneier presciently worries about government surveillance that we are not aware of and explains how governments—democratic and totalitarian—can use the internet to oppress their citizens. The conversation closes with a discussion of terrorism and the costs of the current system for reducing the probability of a terrorist attack.
Memento Mori – a Latin phrase meaning “Remember your mortality”. Memento Mori art is that which is designed to remind us of our mortality and the fragility of human life.
Life brings with it many uncertainties. That we all die, however, is not negotiable. As technology creeps into more aspects of our personal lives, we must begin to consider what death means for the interactive technologies that we design and build. For example, have you ever considered what should happen to all your saved emails after you die? Whether you are designing banking systems, attempting to grow an online community, or building an online store for a retailer, there is no escaping human mortality. In this talk, I ask the audience to consider death and its impact on such interactive technologies.
Case studies from recent research relating to death, bereavement and memorialisation with respect to interactive technologies will be presented. The take-home message is that designers must consider the mortality of their users. Privacy issues can rear their ugly head upon death so it is better to be proactive rather than reactive. Additionally, digital content of the deceased can take on special meaning by the bereaved, so there are opportunities to contribute positively for those affected by the loss of a loved one when you are responsible for storing personal digital content.
The following will be discussed:
Why is considering death important?
What is happening in this space, particularly online?
How should design account for this?
What can interaction designers do?
The audience will also be asked to contribute examples and perspectives from their own experiences:
Have you any case studies relating to the mortality of your users? What happened?
Do you have policies surrounding what should happen when a user passes on?
What about privacy? What if you were approached by a family member to get access to some personal content that the deceased created in life? Should family members have access to such content?
This project is funded by the The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES).
Presented by Joji Mori
The big picture on big data - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Endless media releases extol the virtues of big data. Business and government are meant to embrace it. But exactly what is big data? Is it as useful as we’re told and will it really govern our future?
Kate Crawford, Visiting Professor at the MIT Centre for Civic Media and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.
Robert Hillard, Partner at Deloitte Enterprise Information Management, National Leader of Technology Consulting & author of the ‘Information Driven Business’.
Paul Cooper, Director of Emerging Solutions, SMS Management & Technology.
Dr Ian Opperman, Director, Digital Productivity and Services Flagship at the CSIRO.
Harvard Business Review article on ‘the hidden biases in big data’ (http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/the_hidden_biases_in_big_data.html)
Kate Crawford’s website (http://www.katecrawford.net/)
Australian Information Industry Association’s Big Data Summit (http://www.aiia.com.au/?page=BigDataSummit)
Robert Hillard’s Profile (http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_AU/au/services/consulting/f4c117077fbd2310VgnVCM1000001a56f00aRCRD.htm)
Paul Cooper’s SMS Management & Technology Blog (http://www.smsmt.com/Social/Blog/Paul-Cooper)
Ian Opperman’s profile (http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/ICT-and-Services/IanOppermann.aspx)
Australian Government Big Data Strategy Issues Paper (http://agimo.gov.au/2013/04/18/response-to-big-data-strategy-issues-paper/)
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