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Living data: place, presence and privacy in a mobile world

06 June 2018, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

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As smartphone users, we share snippets of our daily lives with our loved ones and broader public through various mobile communication practices. We leave traces of ourselves - how, where and with whom we used to be, or what we used to do - and contribute to the generation of 2.5 quintillion Bytes of data every day.

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UCL Festival of Culture


Darwin Building, UCL
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Some of this data has geospatial references, i.e. location data, providing information on where people and things are located in real-time.

This timely session will consider the implications of location data in relation to the systems of mobility which evolve with real-time connectivity and locational tracking. We'll reflect on how location data affects our privacy, and our sense of place, presence and memory.

About the speaker

Dr Didem Ozkul is a lecturer at the UCL Knowledge Lab, part of the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the UCL Institute of Education.

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