Wearables and Lifelogging: The socioethical implications

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Abstract

In 2009, M.G. Michael and I presented the plenary article "Teaching Ethics in Wearable Computing: The Social Implications of the New 'Veillance'" [1]. It was the first time that the terms surveillance, dataveillance, sousveillance, and überveillance were considered together at a public gathering [2]. We were pondering the intensification of a state of überveillance through increasingly pervasive technologies that can provide details from a big-picture satellite view right down to the smallest-common-denominator embedded-sensor view. Veiller means "to watch," coming from the Latin vigilare, stemming from vigil, which means to be "watchful." The prefixes sur, data, sous, and über alter the "watching" perspective and meaning. What does it mean to be watched by a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera, to watch another, to watch oneself? Roger Clarke [3], Steve Mann [4], and M.G. Michael [5] have defined three "types" of watching in the sociotech literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages79-81
Number of pages3
Volume4
No2
Specialist publicationIEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Wearables and Lifelogging : The socioethical implications. / Michael, Katina.

In: IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.04.2015, p. 79-81.

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