Lauren Bridges’ talk, The Carceral Effect of Smart Home Security, will focus on the recent home video security systems that have become “smart”. Using the case study of an Amazon branch – Ring which promises to create a “safety ring around its house” – this conversation examines the ways in which a seemingly benign technology transforms when connected to the internet, bundled in the cloud, shared on social media, and made accessible to authorities. Bridges, is a critical data studies researcher developing her Ph.D. research at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
The talk starts at 6.30pm GMT. Registration here.