Hamid R. Ekbia, Indiana University will present “Digital Dilemmas.”
Ekbia is associate professor of information science and cognitive science, and the Director of Center for Research on Mediated Interaction at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University. Digital technologies have a dual character — empowering, liberating, and transparent, on the one hand, intrusive, constraining, and opaque, on the other. The contemporary individual deals with this duality with a strong sense of ambivalence, doubt, and dilemma. Inundated by computing artifacts, we all see and experience change but cannot understand and articulate it in a coherent manner.