Small Worlds, Big Data

The Internet of Things is emerging as the internet’s future: a world where technology takes the form of connected objects that interfere in our daily lives, and become familiar with our private spaces. This unprecedented penetration of our privacy allows the collection of data in previously unexplored areas of our lives. Beyond a personal desire to control and improve ourselves, this trend in the collection of personal data leads to new uses, and questions our relationship to technology. What will our future interactions with these objects be? Will they affect our lives? Are we building a world where our actions will be standardised and decisions delegated to machines? Will we lose our autonomy? Faced with these questions, Mioï Lombard seeks to define how designers can play an active role in providing keys to understanding the complex issues that will shape an important part of tomorrow’s world.

Mioï Lombard