Stefka Schmid

Associate Fellow

How do practices of human-computer interaction contribute to the production of (in)security?

My research focuses on the interface of humans and information technology, analyzing governmental visions of future interactions between human actors and artificial intelligence. In doing so, I am interested in how such innovation policies, drawing on conventional understandings of human-computer interaction, contribute to the geopoliticization of technology but also to the production of ontological security. Further, I look at the micro level and examine technologically mediated practices that have both violent and peace-promoting effects. The analysis of crisis scenarios focuses in particular on misinformation and informal self-organization on social media and also asks about design-oriented implications.

Research Area Forms: 1.2 New Forms of Political Violence and Technological Change