CC Focus: Connect & Reach out | Event: Aarhus, Denmark, April 2017

Two master classes were held during the festivals Games Week Denmark and Internet Week Denmark to capitalise on the interest in these events.

The second masterclass ‘VR today & tomorrow’ was live transmitted.

Watch at TwentyThree network.

The Summit was about privacy in digital communication and behaviour with diverse speakers on digital privacy. Well over 100 participants came from both entertainment and non-entertainment sectors. It addressed the hot spots and blind spots of the transformation of privacy in digital communications and behaviour and brought together researchers, activists and artists in the intersection of human rights in the digital age.

It was a cross-industry conference and participants spanned the fashion industry, universities and other educational institutions, public organizations, healthcare, the Royal Danish Academy of Music and IBM.

Speakers included Katrine K. Pedersen, Aral Balkan, Emma Holten, Bogi Eliasen and Dries Depoorter.

Here’s what they talked about….

Katrine Pedersen: THE BLACK HOLE OF PRIVACY

Katrine commutes to and from Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the digital evolution. She introduced the conference with a report from Silicon Valley on the trends that will dominate the future of online privacy.

Aral Balkan: THE CYBORG REVOLUTION

The year is 2017. Donald Trump is president of the United States. 8 men hold half of the world’s wealth. Between them, they preside over a digital panopticon that enslaves and farms the world’s population. It is time to understand that human rights are cyborg rights and deserve constitutional protection. It is time to rise up, reclaim our rights, and start paving the path forward toward a more egalitarian and sustainable future, starting in Europe by reclaiming individual sovereignty and nurturing a healthy, decentralised, digital commons.

Emma Holten: WORKER’S RIGHTS ARE BODILY RIGHTS

Worker’s rights can seem like a dated concept in a time when robots are taking over and we hardly even need people to drive cars. But the reality is that worker’s rights are more important than ever before. New technologies mean new ways of surveilling the way a person works, moves around, and thinks. Are we surrendering our right to keep our body to ourselves, in the name of productivity and efficiency?

Bogi Eliasen: KILLING SUPER(WO)MAN

Bogi’s talk questioned some of the basic perceptions of privacy covering topics like:

  • Informed consent and data ownership, control and accessibility
  • Biological privacy – and the walking biobanks
  • Data security vs usability – when sharing is caring
  • Bridging the individual and collective needs in a privacy framework

Dries Depoorter: PRIVACY PROJECTS

Dries is a Belgian media artist who turns modern surveillance technologies into thought provoking installations. On the basis of his privacy projects he challenged the viewer’s perception of today’s surveillance culture.