samedi 22 août 2015

Invisible technologies or regulated ones? why friction matters


The talk of Rand Hindi of Snips, another story about non friction devices, invisible technology that could have been used as an example of solutionism by Evgeny Morozov. What we are looking for is not to make frictions disappear so that algorithms frame our choices without notice, we want to be in charge of regulating how much friction we want, that is to say how deliberate and explicit can be our choices before we delegate any task to machine learning processes. This is what we learned from our survey on mobile uses: habitèle should guide us for the design of regulated couopling between humans and their personal data ecosystem. What I come to call a" Privacy management platform" where technology does not disappear but helps us choose the most comfortable and relevant amount and frequency of connections. This is exactly the same for inhabiting a house: sometimes you want to be in control, you want to redesign each feature, sometimes we are ready to slip into socks that have been previously designed even though they do not fit exactly our habits.