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“Data Privacy Art Days” – Workshops and Symposium

Program DATA PRIVACY ART DAYS

free participation; RSVP required (welcome@weareaia.art)

With Lauren Huret, Florian Wüstholz, Margarita Boenig-Liptsin, Dominika Blonski, Boris Magrini, Marta Revuelta, Ruth Fulterer, Angela Müller

The Data Privacy Art Days are part of the exhibition "Can You See Me Now?” curated by !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Martina Huber at WE ARE AIA I Awareness in Art at Löwenbräu. The artistic positions shown, deal with contemporary control and surveillance technologies, open up new fields of action and possibilities of intervention in these systems. The discussions with the experts and workshops highlight how digitalized surveillance infrastructures permeate our everyday life. Moreover, how large amounts of personal data are voluntarily and involuntarily shared with unknown, often unregulated sources.

PROGRAM

DAY 1: 28.01.2022 Negotiating the future of digital technologies and the community
In German and English

11:00 to 13:00 Workshop Radical User Development with Alexandra Eichenauer and Digital Society
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 14:30 Exhibition Walkthrough
14:30 to 16:00 Panel discussion, moderated by Martina Huber
with Lauren Huret, Florian Wüstholz, Dr. Margarita Boenig-Liptsin, Dominika Blonski and Boris Magrini

DAY 2: 31.01.2023 Daten, Algorithmen, Transparenz und die demokratische Gesellschaft / Data, algorithms, transparency and the democratic society

17:30 – 18:00 Walkthrough with Martina Huber and the experts in German
18:00 to 19:00 Workshops with Marta Revuelta, Ruth Fulterer, Dominika Blonski, Angela Müller and Boris Magrini
17:30 – 19:30 Snacks and Drinks

WORKSHOPS

During the workshops on January 28, you will be able to create your own meta data and to learn how to surf unanimously anonymously. There's a lot of money to be made with your data - as companies like Google and Meta (Facebook) have shown. Do you know what data is being collected? This workshop will show you how to better protect your devices and your data. You will be able to ask questions and discuss the topic with the experts in small groups.

On January 31st the experts will discuss the topics highlighted by the artworks in the exhibition through their expertise. You will be able to ask questions and discuss with the experts in small groups.

PARTNERS

The Privacy Art Days are organized in collaboration with the Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Zurich, the foundation ICT4peace and Algorithm Watch, AIA is organizing two event days to coincide with the closing of the exhibition “Can You See Me Now?”. The workshops are organized in collaboration with Shusha Niederberger and the "Digitalen Gesellschaft". The aim of the events and the exhibition is to encourage a dialogue and engage with contemporary control and surveillance technologies through the prism of Art.

BIOGRAPHIES

Lauren Huret is an artist, who works deal extensively with the impact of media technologies on the individual as well as society. Working in a wide range of media such as video, digital collage, performance and artist books, she deals with questions of identity and beliefs in an increasingly technological world.

Since September 2021, Margarita Boenig- Liptsin is a tenure- track Assistant Professor for Ethics, Technology and Society in the Department of Humanities, and Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zürich. She is trained in the field of Science, Technology and Society (from the Harvard STS Program) and holds a PhD in History of Science (Harvard University) and in Philosophy (Université Paris- Sorbonne). Her research examines transformations to human identity and citizenship in relation to information technologies across time and cultures. She also studies the meaning, practices, and institutions of ethics and democratic governance in contemporary technological societies.

Boris Magrini is curator at HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). He organizes exhibitions, workshops and lecture series that promote the transdisciplinary dialogue between art and science. Curated exhibitions include "Future Love. Desire and Attachment in the Age of Shaped Nature" (HeK, Basel, 2018), "Hydra Project" (Sonnenstube, Lugano, 2016), "Grounded Visions: Artistic Research into Environmental Issues" (ETH, Zurich, 2015-2016), and "Mutamenti" (Bellinzona, 2007). His most recent book, Confronting the Machine: An Enquiry into the Subversive Drives of Computer-Generated Art (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2017), provides an unconventional perspective on digital art and its relationship to technology and society.

Florian Wüstholz is a freelance journalist by trade and a philosopher by education. He's interested in how digital technologies shape and transform the social world – especially how they can be abused to further inequality or used to promote justice and connection.

Dominika Blonski is the Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Zurich elected by the Parliament of Canton Zurich. She received her PhD from the University of Bern on the topic of "Biometric data as a subject of the right to informational self-determination". Her doctoral thesis was awarded the Professor Walther Hug Prize.

Angela Müller is Head of AlgorithmWatch Switzerland and Head of Policy & Advocacy at AlgorithmWatch. Her policy focuses include the international level (Council of Europe, the EU level (AI) Act and the domestic level in Switzerland. Angela studied political philosophy and holds a PhD in Law from the University of Zurich, where her research focused on the cross-border applicability of human rights law in the context of globalization and new technologies.

Ruth Fulterer is an editor in the Technology, Science and Mobility department of the NZZ. She focuses on artificial intelligence and other tech topics at the interface of science and society. Originally from South Tyrol, Ruth Fulterer studied philosophy and economics in Vienna.

Marta Revuelta is an artist, designer, and technologist who lives and works in Geneva. She studied Design at the University of Art and Design — HEAD-Genève, Switzerland and completed an MA in Design and Technology with honors at the same university. Fascinated by the mutations of technological innovations and algorithmic governmentality, her current research and creative practice appropriate and associate elements from scientific research in artificial intelligence, algorithms of machine learning, and further technologies. She inquires the fundamental ethical questions regarding the moments of drift or misuses, the limits and the status of these technological artifacts driven by AI used in the field of security and defense.

Data Privacy Art Days were made possible thanks to the generous support of

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