[Air-L] Inside, Outside, Upside, Down - Privacy and Public presence in the Internet age

Seda Guerses sguerses at esat.kuleuven.be
Fri May 7 15:57:52 PDT 2010

i think with the examples i have in mind, i am always thinking of  
orlikowski's idea of constitutive entanglement: looking not only at  
what technology leverages or only at the meaning people give to it,  
but to see how the two are constitutively entangled. for example manu  
luksch worked with people communicating in sign language and the fact  
that their conversation  gets captured by cctv cameras and cctv  
workers. this is a loss of privacy that those communicating using  
sound will in most cases still be able to maintain.

further, most telecommunication companies keep sms messages and use  
them for content and community analysis. hence, the communication may  
become more private with respect to the surroundings of those  
communicating, but by virtue of being text communication through a  
curious provider, sms are less private then a conversation using  
mobile phones (unless of course, the state of the art in voice  
recognition allows all conversations to be smoothly transcribed,  
searched, analyzed, etc.).

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