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Fear of the Invisible

Interface and network technologies are becoming ubiquitous yet they are increasingly complex and hidden. As they recede into the fabric of everyday life, we lose our ability to see, question, critique and shape these technologies for our own uses. Here there is potential for harm, powerlessness and new and non-neutral power relations. As we lose our agency and control over them, fear and helplessness take over.

Arnall, T. 2013. 'Fear of the Invisible'. In Dread: The Dizziness of Freedom. .Amsterdam: Valiz