technology

Seminar notes from today: Data Double Love

for those that missed today’s seminar, here are my notes and some links 1. dating sites as an example of a corporation that needs to intimately get to know you. They ask questions to get a (good enough) image of who you are, so they can recommend the right match. Try it, just sign up […]

Big Other: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff on how we became Google’s slaves. A must-read. Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization Update: Joscha sent in a better link: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism German translation: Überwachungskapitalismus Nearly 70 years ago historian Karl Polanyi observed that the market economies of the 19th and 20th centuries depended […]

Drones & Satellite issues (with a bit of Big Data mixed in)

Talking points and links from today’s seminar, in chronological order: Amazon delivery drones are coming  http://sag.khm.de/?p=1628   Ostfriesen testen Bierdrohne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2oVw39rk1U   Matrix Sentinel  https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=matrix%20sentinel&tbs=imgo:1   autonome Kampfroboter: “Das Gesicht unserer Gegner von morgen”  http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/krieg-mit-drohnen-das-gesicht-unserer-gegner-von-morgen-11897252.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2   a science fiction novel in our Semesterapparat:  Daniel Suarez, Kill Decision  New York, NY: Penguin , 2013 . – […]

Why they spy

Let me use this as a notebook to make sure I have this article handy whenever I need reminding what’s going on. Technology should be used to create social mobility – not to spy on citizens NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance is more about disrupting political opposition than catching terrorists Cory Doctorow Tuesday 10 March […]

May 2015: 1st Chaos Cologne conference @KHM, co-organized with CCC Cologne

Organized by Christian Sievers & Mathias Antlfinger/KHM together with Chaos Computer Club Cologne, taking over large parts of KHM for a weekend in May. We had over 550 visitors and around 45 speakers and performers, forming a good mixture of students, artists, hackers and makers. See http://chaos.cologne/ for the program. Here are videos of the […]