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Honesty By Design? Wearable Technology and Cyber-gaze. Workshop (Part 2) by Talya Ucaryilmaz & Eric Deibel
UPD: The second part of the workshop would center itself on the case-studies of wearables to think about both utopian and dystopian applications of them.
Smartwatches, smart glasses or fitness activity trackers have become increasingly popular. They are generally referred as ‘wearable technologies’ because they operate in many frontiers of technology: Health, fitness, military, fashion. In other words, there is no wearable technology, there is wearable information. The primary focus of such technologies is not about the wearablity but the commodification of information by using wearability as a tool. Wearable technologies come with lower expectations about our privacy as well as the distraction of our intimate sphere. This research concerns itself with the fashion technology as an unexplored territory in this debate. Will the wearable information be the next way of cyber-surveillance in a future synchronized by multiple sensors? Is our personal data worthless? Do we need to be transparent all the time?