The Informed Gaze: On the Implications of ICT-Based Surveillance
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Information and communication technologies are not value-neutral. I examine two domains, public health surveillance and sustainability, in five papers covering: (i) the design and development of a software package for computer-assisted outbreak detection; (ii) a workflow for using simulation models to provide policy advice and a list of challenges for its practice; (iii) an analysis of design documents from three smart home projects presenting intersecting visions of sustainability; (iv) an analysis of EU-financed projects dealing with sustainability and ICT; (v) an analysis of the consequences of design choices when creating surveillance technologies. My contributions include three empirical studies of surveillance discourses where I identify the forms of action that are privileged and the values that are embedded into them. In these discourses, the presence of ICT entails increased surveillance, privileging technological expertise, and prioritising centralised forms of knowledge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University , 2013. , 68 p.
SICS dissertation series, ISSN 1101-1335 ; 66Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 13-006
ICT, discourse, surveillance, design, sustainability, outbreak detection
Information Systems, Social aspects Human Aspects of ICT Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92956ISBN: 978-91-7447-669-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-92956DiVA: diva2:643436
2013-10-15, sal C, Forum 100, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00 (English)
Rohracher, Harald, Professor
Boman, Magnus, ProfessorWormbs, Nina, DrBylund, Markus, Dr
At the time of the doctoral defense, the following papers were unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 4: Manuscript. Paper 5: Manuscript.2013-09-232013-08-272013-09-13Bibliographically approved
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