Increasing our control over the technology that shapes us
Interview with researcher Niels ten Oever
As a society, we trust digital infrastructures. The standards that these structures must satisfy to be able to cooperate with each other are almost invisible. It is often incorrectly assumed that standards are neutral. Postdoc researcher Niels ten Oever (University of Amsterdam) contributes to the project “Making the hidden visible: Co-designing for public values in standards-making and governance”. The leader of this project is Stefania Milan. In the project, the researchers are studying exactly how the development of standards works and how governments and citizens can gain more control over this.