Technologies of Hope and Fear

Technologies of Hope and Fear is a curated collection of 100 data-driven, machine learning and AI enabled technologies around the world: developed, marketed and implemented to mitigate the pandemic and to help societies ‘get back to normal’.

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The project explores how technologies promoted to mitigate and respond to the pandemic across a wide range of sectors and circumstances also serve to observe, sense, control and attempt to modify human behaviour and the spaces in which we move. Recognising technologies as both problem-solving and problem-making, the project explores these trade-offs: safety versus surveillance, care versus control, fear versus freedom.

In the video below, watch Tactical Tech's Executive Director and co-founder Stephanie Hankey give an overview of the project 'Technologies of Hope and Fear: 100 Responses to the Pandemic', in Taiwan.

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Technologies of Hope and Fear