As more and more of our personal lives are pushed into the public domain, the notion of having an online-persona is becoming more and more applicable to the average person. The talk will present findings with respect to notion of privacy in an ever more social web, and will cover the design and development of an infrastructure for the capture and archival of autobiographical metadata, whereby information from multiple sensors is aggregated and stored in a personal Lifelog. The talk will illustrate how the presenter's PhD work has developed into a real-world application (http://foaf.qdos.com/) and how the concepts are being taken forward. The surrender of digital identity has become commonplace, for purposes ranging from commerce, marketing, social networking, government, receipt of services, travel or security, Lifelogging has the potential to reaffirm the individual’s control of his or her own digital identity. The talk will present the building blocks for a distributed social network whereby users can interact with their social graph without being trapped within a walled-garden social networking site.
Mischa Tuffield is currently registered as a PhD student in the IAM labs, and has recently submitted his PhD. His research focused on the exploitation of personal information via the uptake of Semantic Web technologies. He also an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Edinburgh. Mischa is currently doing research and development work at Garlik, an online identity startup-up, where his interests in personal information and the Semantic Web meet. He is also currently on the W3C's Social Web Incubator Group were he is focusing on privacy, context, and his dream of road-mapping an open decentralised social network.