Getting Intimate with Invisible Audiences

Invisible audiences drive the success and failures of mediated social life. But before we rush to further network our private and public spaces we should consider this radical cultural shift. Some lessons can be learned from a recent ambiguous website and an old ambiguous book. [Hebrew translation available] Mushon Zer-Aviv (il) about getting intimate with … Continue reading Getting Intimate with Invisible Audiences

#BuzzOff: 10 reasons to turn Google Buzz off

On February 9th Google have unvailed Google Buzz, a service that involuntarily transforms every Gmail user’s private contact list into a public social network. While Google has suffered from privacy concerns in the past, Buzz is considered by many angry users to be crossing a line. Many loyal Google users including myself have hence chosen … Continue reading #BuzzOff: 10 reasons to turn Google Buzz off

Upgrade NY: We Passion Power and Control

August 06: We Passion Power and Control – the dark desires of art under surveillance August 24th 7:30pm Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 www.eyebeam.org This time the Upgrade event will attempt to take on the dark desires beyond the basic art/privacy/surveillance discourse. Through three projects exercising different modes of surveillance we … Continue reading Upgrade NY: We Passion Power and Control

My People, Let Pharaoh Go!

Thoughts about opt-in surveillance technologies Unforgettable Face I just lately came across this cool website called Riya. Riya is an image search engine that doesn’t only search the data associated with the image, but actually searches the image content itself. Riya recognizes text in the images and through it’s OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and human … Continue reading My People, Let Pharaoh Go!