The data topos

25 Sep 2017 Ioana Tomici

The Data Topos is a structured research document which aims to explore narratives revolving around socio-political conditions of technological governance. Touching upon interwoven themes such as digital surveillance, the internet of things and individual identity, the inquiry sets out to examine the oppressive potential of algorithmic regulation by way of speculative fiction. The interplay of Utopia and Dystopia within online narratives serve as a starting point for constructing an extreme scenario, in which personal freedoms such as mobility become subject to oppressive regulation.

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