After reading Audrey Watters’s presentation: Beneath the Cobblestone…A Domain of One’s Own, a couple of things she mentioned really peaked my interest. When she described how data for Google worked, Audrey mentions that the data of what you search for gets collected and distributed back to you. I thought this was funny because I’ve recently experienced this. I looked up cosplayers and costumes one day and a few days later when I went on Google, I received ads about costumes for cosplaying.
In the presentation, Audrey quoted Antonio Gramsci that I liked and agreed with. She said “I am a pessimist because of intelligence but an optimist because of will.” I like this quote because I feel it represents an ideal way to view technology now.
For those who want to read or watch the presentation, here is the link: