27-29 November 2020
Claudia Aradau took part in a panel on ‘Technologies and Politics of Fear’. She focused on debates about experiments in borderzones. What does it mean to say that borders have become ‘testing grounds’ for high-risk technologies? She proposed to specify the meaning of experiment to understand the many expriments that are conducted not just with high-tech but also low-tech, mundane digital devices in borderzones. Many of these devices are data-extractive devices that are part of wider digital platforms, which work by extracting ‘surplus data’ from all online interactions.