Chicago Humanities Festival: Wi-Fi or I Spy?
Sat, Nov 4, 2006, 2–3 pm
Part of The Chicago Humanities Festival: Peace and War: Facing Human Conflict
Free with registration by calling Chicago Humanities Festival at 312.494.9509 or registering online at www.chfestival.org
Soon (perhaps sooner than we think) a stranger's cell phone will locate, record, and herald us with digital precision – "there you are" – while a click of a mobile device will convert living rooms into virtual realities. Matt Adams of the British artists' group Blast Theory (presenting Can You See Me Now? at the MCA) discusses the conflict between peace of mind and the siege against privacy, while describing his group's pioneering use of new technologies within the realm of live performance. He is joined by associate professor and communication technology scholar Christian Sandvig from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.