Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion and Zach Blas

 >> Voluntary prisoners of the cloud

Presentations
THU, 10 March 2016
Center for Urban Culture Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

For many internet users, empowerment is an illusion. They may think they enjoy free access to cool services, but in reality, they are paying for that access with their privacy. Much of our information-sharing seems trivial – should we really care that some company knows what music we like? If they can find out about what you listen to, they can find out what you read, what you buy, how you relate to whom. From there, it’s not so hard to predict your political preferences, and manipulate you. As researcher and journalist Evgenj Morozov says, “We are careening towards a future where privacy becomes a very expensive commodity.”
The nature of the old information highways or virtual communities is obviously at stake in the post-Snowden age. We are mentioning these obsolete terms on purpose in order to arouse suspicion over more recent ones such as “Web 2.0” or “social sedia” that were used to highlight the apparently “social,” empowering nature of the internet as we thought we knew it.

aksioma.org/black.chamber


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  • Crypto Design

    From 6 to 7 March 2018

    Workshop and series of lectures
    Curated by the Institute of Network Cultures (NL)

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    LECTURES
    TUE, 6 March 2018, Room 118

    10:00–10:15 - Introduction
    10:15–11:00 - Patricia de Vries: Masks and Camouflage as Artistic Cryptographic Strategies, lecture
    11:00–12:00 - Anthony van der Meer: A Guided Tour Through the Clear, Deep and Dark Web, interactive talk
    12:00–12:30 - Tim Brouwer: Cryptographic Collectibles: the Materiality of Cryptography, presentation
    12:30–13:00 - Wrap up and Q&A

    Lectures are open to general public. FREE ENTRANCE!

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    WORKSHOP
    Loes Bogers: Crypto Design Workshop

    TUE, 6 March 2018, 15:00–19:00
    WED, 7 March 2018, 15:00–20:00
    Room 311

    Workshop is limited to 16 participants. Free of charge.
    Subscription required. Participants will be selected based on a short motivational letter. Apply on the link below and tell us why you think you will benefit from the workshop.

    https://goo.gl/forms/ZaItci1j90kHFgFq2

    Deadline for submission: WED, 28 February 2018, 12 AM

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