Children and AI Agents?
During the Fall, I have contributed to the targeted consultation of the research community launched by the European Commission. The initiative is aimed at identifying the challenges and risks associated to children digital use and experience in a digital environment and collectively designing the best way to promote, protect, respect and fulfil children rights in […]
First review on Science !
“Child Data Citizen is a timely wake-up call for anyone who cares for and about children in the 21st century” says Kate Eichhorn in Science. I was honored to read how Science reviewed the themes of my book and underlined how the critical implications of our families being turned into data are not losing their relevance […]
Child Data Citizen Book is out !
In December 2020, as an early Christmas present, I was thrilled to hold the Child Data Citizen book freshly published by the MIT Press! In these two hundred pages, I have condensed the heart of my three-year research project on the datafication of family life and, in particular, the construction of our children into data […]
New Home for the CDC Project
A new job and a new life in the middle of a pandemic….today is my first day as Professor in Media and Communications in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of San Gallen, in Switzerland and as Chair of Media and Culture at the Institute of Media and Communication Management. I […]
Crazy news! TEDxMileHigh invited me to give a TEDx talk in front of 5,000 people on November 16th at the Bellco Theatre in Denver. I can’t believe it! I am honored and thrilled. The theme of the event is “Imagine.” TEDxMileHigh, and I will be talking about data rights. I will be joining other fantastic […]
When I asked Mike (the father of two children under 13 years of age, who lived in Los Angeles) if he could imagine the data flows that came out of his family life, he laughed looked up and said, ‘massive amounts; unimaginable amounts’ and then he added “if one thinks about the data we produce […]
Coerced Digital Participation
One afternoon in March 2017, I interviewed Alexandra. Alexandra had migrated to England, from Eastern Europe 12 years ago, and lived in a small council flat in South East London with her two children, aged 8 and 10, and her husband. In her interview she told me how difficult it was for her to adapt […]
The Child Data Citizen Book with MIT Press
On the 15th of January, I signed the book contract with MIT Press, and I am really looking forward to submit the Child | Data | Citizen book on the 1st of August 2019. The Child | Data | Citizen book will explore the datafication of children. Children, today, are the very first generation of citizens to be […]