This week, I was in Daegu, Korea for Internet Research 15 (my first time at the conference!). I presented a paper with my friend, Rutgers SC&I alumna and Microsoft Research New England researcher Jessa Lingel.
Our subject was surveillance. Specifically, we're interested in how incarcerated populations resist and mitigate the effects of pervasive surveillance, and about what we can learn from these techniques that can be applied to widespread social and technological surveillance by the NSA and other state and commercial forces. We also coined the handy term "incodification," to describe the social condition that is characterized by living within a state of constant but unaccountable and unregulated surveillance. Roughly speaking, incodification is to software and algorithms what incarceration is to walls and wardens.
Here's the audio of the talk:
And here's the presentation we used: