Episode 34 - Visualizing Data Destinies with Experts Pt 1

GUEST :

Sara M. Watson - Technology critic and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. 

SHOW NOTES :

  • Sara's discussed article in the Atlantic- Data Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization
  • Paying with Data - SXSW panel - Google, Facebook, etc. is not free, we pay w/ data
  • Technology critic?
  • “The electronic age, by creating instant involvement of each of us in all people, has begun to re-pattern the very nature of identity” - Marshall McCluhan
  • Targeted ads
  • "It’s not the consumerization of the enterprise it’s the corporatization of the individual" - Klint

WORD OF THE WEEK :

Doppelgänger : In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger is a look-alike or double of a living person who is sometimes portrayed as a harbinger of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's relative or friend portends illness or danger while seeing one's own doppelgänger is said to be an omen of death.

In contemporary vernacular, the word doppelgänger is often used in a more general sense to identify any person that physically or perhaps even behaviorally resembles another person.

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