How to make complex and complicated technologies understandable to a wider public

Andersen, A. O. (Foredragsholder), Maja Hojer Bruun (Foredragsholder), Andreas Husballe (Foredragsholder), Jannick Petersen (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


Secure Estimation and Control Using Recursion and Encryption (SECURE) is a research project at Aalborg University. Mathematicians, engineers, and anthropologists collaborate in the development of secure data technologies and infrastructures for the digitally intelligent and connected society of the future. Optimal use of the Earth's resources requires that intelligent systems automatically make decisions based on huge amounts of information, some of which are private and sensitive to abuse. The project's mathematicians and engineers are developing and adapting existing complicated cryptographic technologies in contexts of optimization. Anthropologists contribute to this process by examining how phenomena such as trust, security, and privacy change as they are used in social, political, legal, and technical domains, and what ethical issues lie in such shifts of meaning. Part of the research focuses on raising awareness in the population about the potentialities and pitfalls of increased digitalization. How much should regular citizens know about complicated data technologies, and how can visual media such as Virtual Reality help explain and generate an understanding of these technologies and their social implications?
Periode27 sep. 2019
BegivenhedstitelSci-Vi Conference 2019 : - Visualization and Animation in Science Dissemination
PlaceringViborg, Danmark
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • Science Visualization
  • Virtual Reality
  • Data infrastructures
  • Techno-Anthropology
  • public engagement