Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Speaking of Gamification...

As an addendum to my post from yesterday, I just got a call for papers for a thematic issue on "Surveillance, Games, and Play" in my mailbox this morning. It's going to be published in Surveillance & Society. Here's the call:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The gamification of surveillance literacy

There's been a lot of talk about the "gamification of surveillance" within surveillance studies -- computer games collecting and selling personal data without people being aware they're giving away information. Here's what could be considered a counter example: Data Dealer is a game which aims to raise awareness of what information we give away and what people can do with that. I'm going to test the demo version -- for didactic purposes only OF COURSE :-)


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Faceless @ MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

The MuseumsQuartier in Vienna hosts an exhibition which deals with the desire to become faceless in a world which demands our visibility. It shows how works in art, fashion, photography, and advertisment have picked up on that desire to be anonymous - in ways that made me smile, too. Looking at the exhibition website, it really seems like a thoughtfully curated collection which approaches the subject from various angles. (Here's also a brochure with more info)