Nike + iPod = Surveillance

Another example of the need for value-conscious design: Wired News summarizes a damning report from four University of Washington researchers that reveals how security flaws in the new RFID-powered Nike + iPod Sport Kit make it easy for tech-savvy stalkers, spouses,...

Anti-iPod Movement

An article in the Globe and Mail discusses the growing anti-iPod movement: If we can draw a lesson from Yegor Sak’s adventure, it’s never to underestimate the public’s desire to watch an iPod be destroyed. We know this, because Sak, a 19-year-old...

iPod therefore iAm

Wired News writes about Prof. Markus Giesler’s ethnographic study of iPod users called “iPod Therefore iAm.” Giesler uncovers the formation of a new “cyborg consumer”: According to Giesler’s preliminary research, the iPod...

The Age of Egocasting

Christine Rosen’s article “The Age of Egocasting” in the latest The New Atlantis provides needed insight on the impact of new technology (such as TiVo & iPod) on our desire to feel “in control” of the media that we experience. I...

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