Session
Schedule MozFest 2021
AI Wellness

CreepyIoT - Tracking the Creepy Internet of Things

Zoom Room 4A
Namrata Primlani
None
As the internet becomes more deeply entwined in people’s everyday lives, data flows around us in ever more complex ways – wearable technologies monitor our heartbeat, AI voice assistants cohabit our kitchens and our children’s bedrooms, smart cities know our every move, and facial recognition determines our access across country borders. The web of connected data collecting devices makes up the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the most commonly used words to describe the IoT is 'creepy'. We will explore meanings of the word 'creepy' that question comfort, privacy and trust in the IoT across four scales - body, home, community and city. In this session, participants will share creepy encounters with IoT products through personal stories, news clippings, photographs, illustrations and other creative ways. We will use this github page https://github.com/namrataprimlani/creepyIoT/edit/main/README.md to build a crowdsourced repository of creepy IoT encounters.

Additional information

Type Discussion - Capped
Language English

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