FEAT. TOBI MÜLLER, SARAH HARRISON, MATTHIAS LILIENTHAL, THOMAS KRÜGER (BPB), JOHANNES EBERT (GOETHE-INSTITUT), ALICE LAGAAY, FRIEDRICH LENGER, MICHAEL GEORGE (CYBER-ALLIANZ-ZENTRUM), NIAMH BARRETO (FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE) / IN GERMAN/ENGLISH WITH TRANSL.
When we talk about surveillance, privacy and secrecy, we are usually only referring to the Internet. We are referring to the present and the recent past. Often for justified reasons, digitalisation has opened up new dimensions of controllability in the world at a frenzied pace. These dimensions will be surmised at the three-day conference, “Sensitive Data: The Art of Surveillance”. At the opening of this international conference, we turn our gaze away from the screen and look at modern history: on the basis of European urban development, historian Friedrich Lenger shows how long the relationship between privacy and the public realm has already been evolving. Philosopher Alice Lagaay makes a plea not to sacrifice the notion of secrecy too hastily because of the wish for transparency. Nowadays even teenagers know that there is more at stake than anonymous surfing: 13-year-old Niamh Barreto starred in the movie “Free Speech Fear Free” and talks to co-curator Sarah Harrison about what her hopes for the future.
Part of SENSITIVE
DATA – THE ART OF SURVEILLANCE / Bilingual conference and workshops
curated by Tobi Müller and Sarah Harrison / January 20 – 22,