Sensing devices: Design experiment to spark critical discussion

Marc Teyssier mit der anthropomorphen Webcam 'Eyecam' ©Thorsten Mohr

Microphones and cameras are everywhere today: in smartphones, laptops, even in refrigerators and televisions. Many people are now used to these ‚sensing devices’. As a result, they are no longer seen for what they actually are – ubiquitous eyes and ears. A team of computer scientists from Saarland University is using anthropomorphic design to critically question this sensory technology that has become part of everyday life. With ‘Eyecam’ they now present the prototype of a webcam modeled on the human eye.
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13th April 2021