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Critical Loop: A game for designers to discuss social implications of IoT

May 8, 2015
12:30-2:00pm CST
IIT Institute of Design, 6th floor
350 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60654

The Networked Object workshop at IIT Institute of Design explored critical approaches to emerging technologies with a focus on the ‘internet of things,’ the ways in which digital media are being embedded into urban environments, architectures and infrastructures, homes and domestic spaces as well as bodies and the natural environment. The project and game Critical Loop, was designed to support and teach designers and technologists how to think about the complex ethical issues, dilemmas and tradeoffs that are raised by these technologies. Who will be included or excluded in particular kinds of futures that are being designed? How can we insure that privacy is safe-guarded equally for everyone? What kinds of applications and devices can make important contributions to environmental and socio-economic sustainability? Join us to experience critical theory in action.