Security Camera Video Surveillance
Non-Use

When a technology starts to catch on, so does the assumption that everybody is a user. With over four billion people using the Internet, it can be easy to see where this assumption originates. But how much technology usage comes from that assumption itself? What role do platform designs and privacy laws play in encouraging use? Using Sally Wyatt’s theories of non-use as identities of refusal, resistance, expulsion, and exclusion, we study how individuals can practice their agency as non-users and the infrastructural implications of a user-specific world. In addition, our Control to Care project reimagines control technologies in labor, policing, and education developed from a care approach.

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Select Events and Presentations
  • Meera Kolluri, Joyce Yang, and Maddox Angerhofer present Control to Care project at the Fritz Fellows conference (Mar 24, 2021)
  • Jenny Lee presented "Comparing Consent to Cookies" on a panel dedicated to non-use at the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), New Orleans (Sept 5, 2019)
  • Dr Jones presented "Comparing Consent to Cookies" coauthored at Cornell International Law Journal Symposium on Law’s New Frontier ­­– Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Online Expression (Mar 14-15, 2019)
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