SESSION THREE | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
TERMS OF SERVICE FANTASY READER
Led by Darija Medic
41 COOPER SQUARE, 2ND FLOOR, ROOM 201 CS
Note: Participants are required to bring a device, such as a smart-phone, tablet, or laptop. This session requires pre-registration and is capped according to venue size.
This workshop asks participants to analyze their intimate, lived relationships with technology and concepts such as data privacy; interface microaggressions; conceptual, legal, and technical glitches;. Participants will use their own devices to examine the Terms of Service of their installed applications, locating the most confusing, absurd, illogical, or abstract segments. Aa Terms of Service Fantasy Reader will be created through a machine learning algorithm, creating a radio play of personal frustrations, interface anxieties, technical problems, and bureaucratic language, as most participants likely encounter the underlying agreements behind beloved apps for the very first time.
Darija Medic is a digital practitioner and researcher. She is interested in language and its social practices, media and its archaeology, technology and its philosophy, public space and its shaping.