What is behind the »the cloud«? As part of the #digilounge discussion series, Andreas Baur and Sabine Faller will talk about this and the importance of cloud infrastructures in the age of Corona.
Corona in particular has shown how important cloud infrastructures are for Western societies. In companies, administrations, research and education as well as in the private sector: Cloud computing describes a trend that is being driven not only by the argument of innovation (big data and artificial intelligence are just two examples), but also by savings and security arguments. But what is behind the cloudy picture of the cloud? What is changing in Internet technology, but also what are the political and social implications of cloud use? What about dependencies, privacy and cyber security? And where is »the cloud«?
About the participants
Andreas Baur is a research fellow at the research unit Society, Culture and Technological Change at the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) of the University of Tübingen. Baur has been involved in various projects on digital security technologies and infrastructures, smart security and privacy. At the University of Amsterdam he is doing his doctorate on the political and social dimension of cloud computing.
Sabine Faller is a research assistant in the department of museum communication at ZKM | Karlsruhe. Her focus is on the conception and implementation of workshops, projects and educational programs in the fields of media art, digital education and online learning - currently for the research project »Digitalization in Dialog - digilog@bw«.