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Seda Özçetin and Şeyda Özçetin

Terms of Service agreements now govern the ongoing relations between users and digital technologies. However, with their text-based medium preferring complex and lengthy technical and legal jargon, they have demonstrated to be failing in obtaining informed consent. While they have been approached from a perspective of usability in human-computer interaction, in this exhibit, we attempt to introduce a different scale. We start by reading a Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Then, we translate our repetitive readings into a relational mapping, which we later transpose into a spatial mapping. These mappings not only make visible actors and relations that constitute the complex policy ecosystems that we call ToSspheres, but also serve as entry points to understanding and intervening into these policy ecosystems.

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Author(s): Seda Özçetin and Şeyda Özçetin
Year: 2023
Title: Making a Case for Mapping a ToSsphere
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD12
Article No.: pre-release
URL: https://rsdsymposium.org/mapping-a-tossphere
Host: Georgetown University
Location: ONLINE
Symposium Dates: February 26–May 6, 2024
First published: 30 December 2023
Last update: February 01, 2024
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404