You Say Smart, I Say Surveillance…
Smart technology is everywhere. Whether your fridge can order milk when you are out, or your garage door can open and close via an app on your phone, everything is connected to the internet and everything is hemorrhaging data. But what does that mean for our understanding of new technology and our relationship with it? Can we differentiate between cyberspace and physical space or are they so enmeshed as to make any separation impossible? The show will prod at this question as we explore the everyday surveillance deployed in New York and Glasgow; the free wifi systems on offer in New York, Glasgow and Edinburgh (hint: there is a sizable catch); the murky underbelly of Toronto’s bid to be a smart city; how an Amazon Echo got embroiled in an Arkansas murder case; the disturbing insecurity of everyday smart technologies and the alarming connection between the Internet of Things and domestic abuse.
Are we ever offline and has cyberspace changed how we interact with the physical space around us? Join us as we travel through cities, town centres, our neighbourhoods and own homes as we look at the once familiar space cast in a strange new light thanks to smart technologies17:00 - 19:00