About the Author

Robin Schmieder

E-Mail: robin.schmieder@lehramt.uni-giessen.de

Robin Schmieder is a student of English, Latin, and Didactics at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. He works as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hallet. His main areas of interest are cognitive narratology, with a special interest in narrative disorders and naturalization, representations of power in early imperial Latin literature, and contemporary North American cinema and music.

Contributions by Author: Robin Schmieder

12/11/2018 _Perspective

Dystopian Realities

Investigating the Perception of and Interaction with Surveillance Practices

Many of us, upon opening up our laptops to work (or waste time looking at cute cats on the internet), are greeted by the familiar sight of a little piece of tape that we placed on our screens in an effort to cover the webcam. Intended to function as a bulwark between our privacy and the depths of the internet, this little self-defense mechanism is symptomatic of a much deeper problem than the fear of being recorded doing something embarrassing. […]