the future

Simon Denny: Tech and Distributed Governance?

the 2nd  Medienkatastrophe-lecture of the summer term Simon Denny: Tech and Distributed Governance? lecture in English From the rise of blockchain (the distributed ledger behind Bitcoin) to the development of management methodology ‘Holacracy’ at Zappos in Las Vegas and the intelligence agencies of the UK, the lecture will map some of the technology industry’s disruptive […]

"How One Man Watches an Entire City"

technology is progressing – now one plane is enough for a constant CCTV stream of every street from above: “Watch This Surveillance Master Dissect a Murder From the Sky”  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-23/watch-this-surveillance-master-dissect-a-murder-from-the-sky “surveillance master” – !?!!!?!!!! great video effects I’d say. Strong analysis tools looking good. The background story about the technology and where it’s being used: […]

Seminar notes from today: Making Contact: Intimacy & Technology

from using technology to find intimacy with one another, to intimacy with technology – SAG 27 Apr 2016 1. Promises of Artificial Intelligence Good introduction to AI concepts: Plug and Pray – Von Computern und anderen Menschen – Dokumentarfilm von Jens Schanze 2009 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug_%26_Pray “My main objection was that when the program says ‘I understand’, […]

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 […]