Join a team from Lancaster University for a 90-minute walking workshop in which we tour Morley, encountering and discussing the use of internet of things sensors , both real and imaginary.
As we walk through Morley town centre, we will encounter elements of a ‘smart city’, i.e. applications of Internet of Things sensors. Some of them will be real, some will be fictional. At each encounter we will stop for a discussion to consider the ethical and privacy implications of such technology, the language and information that might be expected to accompany it, and its trustworthiness and value.
This event is for everyone, 16 and above. The activity involves a slow paced and short walk, around 1km on flat terrain. The route is wheelchair accessible, however those with mobility issues should consider whether they are able to stand/walk for 90 minutes.
By attending the event, you will be taking part in research by Lancaster University. Working with local authorities and other key stakeholders and communities, this project uses design methodologies to develop new insights for policy concerning transparent and ethical use of IoT technologies and public spaces. This research is funded by EPSRC’s Digital Economy Telling Tales of Engagement Funding and it being provided by researchers from Lancaster University and PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Cybersecurity