I was asked to do a guest lecture in a course titled Awareness and Choices; Appropriating Skills for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, taught by Dr. Donald Thompson.
My lecture is The Changing Landscape of Information and Value:
- Cumulative Human Knowledge and Value
- Knowledge “Storage”; individual and collective
- Information Access by Technology
- Profiling, Landscape Emulation, Suggestibility
This short video was created in preparation for the course.
Using the Firefox Lightbeam addon, we visited 15 commonly visited websites and watched how many 3rd-party tracking sites linked to the browser behind the scenes.
Lightbeam addon for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/