The Changing Ethics of Mediated Looking: Wearables, veillances, and power.

Joseph Ferenbok, Steve Mann, Katina Michael

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Wearable devices with independent computing and networking capabilities change the proximity of people and visual information to self-presentation and self-perception. This article examines the disruptive effect that wearable technologies like the Digital Eye Glass present in documenting and representing the self in a surveillant world. We look at how the power relationships in self-presentation and self-interpretation are changed by sousveillant apparatus, and we explore how these practices of "looking" mediate the subject and power in the changing ethics and politics of human-to-human and human-to-computer interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationIEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
StatePublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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