Service and Control Resulting from the Stand-By Mode
Panel discussion with Matthew Mosher, Yu Zhang, Katharina Weitz | Moderation: Eleni Economidou

  Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 13:00 – 14:30
  Center for Human-Computer Interaction
  free entry

In the time of television, a device in stand-by mode was practically switched off. Only a small red light would indicate that it is ready to be switched on at the push of a button. These days, the stand-by mode is deceptive. It goes unnoticed that our smartphones are still running a variety of programs. The things that increase our willingness to provide information are tracking, logging and recording us. We all know about the commercial and governmental use of data. The systematic collection of data does not just put the user at risk. As the manipulation of the 2016 US election by Cambridge Analytica has shown, it also poses a threat to democracy. And still, as users we have become comfortable in the stand-by mode. Do we have a way out of this fully monitored existence? And what is the role of technological advancements in all of this? 

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