Technofuturism in Play: Privacy, Surveillance, and Innovation at Walt Disney World

Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, Yan Shvartzshnaider

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter frames Disney as a lab for public technology applications and uses it to explore information governance challenges associated with pervasive location monitoring, facial recognition, data integration across contexts, and the seamlessness of smart experiences and interactions, facilitated by MagicBands. It employs Disney as an analytical model for potential challenges and governance strategies in other public applications alongside a number of privacy challenges.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGoverning Smart Cities as Knowledge Commons
EditorsBrett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison, Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781108938532
ISBN (Print)9781108837170, 9781108940405
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • public–private partnerships
  • data governance
  • Walt Disney World


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