Input from Nishant Shah: “The desire to be seen: politics of inclusion in the face of freebasics” / Talk feat. Renata Avila (lawyer), Nishant Shah, moderation: Laura Freisberg (BR) / in English with simultaneous translation into German
In the infancy of the Internet, many dreamed of a society without borders. Today, this is only possible to maintain for obscenely high fees. So-called gatekeepers, guards that access and sort information, have not disappeared. On the contrary, they are more powerful than ever. Google or Facebook partly decide for us what we see. In parts of Africa, Facebook provides Internet access via mobile phones to – for free, but on certain terms. The blue monolith has failed to enter the market in India. Does this mean that the destitute are excluded from the network? And what would be the price for the right to be seen? Human rights lawyer Renata Avila from Guatemala and the cultural scientist Nishant Shah from India lead an expert discussion on digital participation.
Part of SENSITIVE
DATA – THE ART OF SURVEILLANCE / Bilingual conference and workshops
curated by Tobi Müller and Sarah Harrison / January 20 – 22,