Designing For Human Sensors, Not Human Barcodes

A session at Strata Summit 2011

Tuesday 20th September, 2011

1:30pm to 1:50pm (EST)

As they saying goes, “If you’re not paying for a product, then you’re the product.” But the world is a better place when human beings are enlisted as sensors—as distributed mechanisms for mapping, understanding, and connecting the world and the data it generates—and not treated as barcodes, mere bits of data to be read, logged and analyzed.

This is a huge blind-spot in contemporary network service design, abetted by our own inability to correctly price privacy disclosures. There are tools, services—and yes, even analytics—waiting to be invented and productized which will make our services into something better than Skinner boxes that train us to undervalue our data and our privacy.

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Cory Doctorow

Happy Mutants LLC

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Time 1:30pm1:50pm EST

Date Tue 20th September 2011


Westside Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Times Square

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