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Why Do We Anthropomorphize Computers?...

...and dehumanize ourselves in the process?

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Video duration
00:32:05
Language
English
Abstract
A talk on waiting for the technological rapture in the church of big data. The paralysing effect of hiding the human hand in software through anthropomorphising computers and dehumanising ourselves.

Marloes de Valk is a software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her. Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves with an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why.

Talk ID
9296
Event:
34c3
Day
2
Room
Saal Borg
Start
1:45 p.m.
Duration
00:30:00
Track
Art & Culture
Type of
lecture
Speaker
Marloes de Valk

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Whole talk:
152.4 wpm
906.5 spm
Marloes de Valk:
158.9 wpm
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