Defining the Sensor Society

Andrejevic, Mark and Burdon, Mark (2015) Defining the Sensor Society. Television and New Media, 16 1: 19-36. doi:10.1177/1527476414541552

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Author Andrejevic, Mark
Burdon, Mark
Title Defining the Sensor Society
Journal name Television and New Media   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1527-4764
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1527476414541552
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 36
Total pages 18
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 3316 Cultural Studies
1213 Visual Arts and Performing Arts
Abstract The proliferation of embedded and distributed sensors marks the increasing passiveication of interactivity. Devices such as smart phones, cameras, drones, and a growing array of environmental sensors (both fixed and mobile) and interactive online platforms have come to permeate daily life in technologically equipped societies. Consequently, we are witnessing a shift from targeted, purposeful, and discrete forms of information collection to always-on, ubiquitous, opportunistic ever-expanding forms of data capture. The increased use of sensors marks important changes to our understandings of surveillance, information processing, and privacy. In this article, we explore the transformations associated with the emerging sensing environment. The notion of a sensor society provides a conceptual basis for understanding the characteristics of emerging forms of monitoring and control.
Keyword Sensor Society
Big data
Data mining
Smart phones
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Sat, 22 Mar 2014, 01:14:30 EST by Mark Burdon on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law