Greenwashing and other strategies to deflect public scrutiny
Marloes de Valk talks at servus.at symposium "Vaping Networks - Will an Organic Internet save our Analog Environments?"
While Amazon’s, Google’s and Microsoft’s data centers will soon purr without emitting a single particle of CO2, our future e-waste, phones, laptops, TV's watches, cars and other smart things, still run on fossil fuel, generating the data used to target us with advertisements telling us to consume more. How invested are these corporations in a transition to a zero emissions future? A story about guilt, greenwashing and solutions in the world of green ICT.
Marloes de Valk (NL) is a software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her. Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves to an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why.