How to Escape the Traps of the Smart City : Technology, Democracy and Urbanism
This talk will address some of the challenges and threats that emerge as public spaces "smart ," integrating sensors, cameras, and various means of algorithmic regulation. Technology companies, having optimized the public sphere, are increasingly offering to optimize our cities. Yet the terms of such "optimization " remain ambiguous and opaque, often presenting the business agendas of technology vendors as inevitable features of digitization. As we transition to the post-Snowden era, the costs of ubiquitous computing left in the hands of private companies have become painfully clear. How could cities take advantage of digital technologies without succumbing to the optimization excesses of the "smart city "?
Conférence co-organisée par le Collège d'études mondiales et la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian.
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