Tommy is back!
After a summer spent researching data privacy in Bochum, Germany (and traversing the Swiss alps with his newly-engaged parter), Tommy is back in studio to chat with Derek about his research project on visualizing data flows in smartphones. In many ways our cell phones are the most important communication tool in our daily lives. Not only are smart phones embedded into the fabric of social life, they also act as repositories for a host of personal and impersonal information about us. Applications collect, analyze, interpret, translate, and share data on their users in continuous flows. Yet, not much is known about how those flows operate - this is where Tommy's intervention comes in. Tune in for our discussion about the importance of visualizing the flow of data and its implications on accountability, privacy, and, ultimately, democracy.