A forum on Surveillance Capitalism and its alternatives.
Monday May 20 2019, 11-4,
We are, According to Shoshana Zuboff, living in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism “a new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction and sales.” It is the dominant form of the digital economy, permeating all aspects of everyday life with its opaque algorithmic processes. The main players – Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft – are accumulating individualised data profiles of unprecedented granularity used to target, predict and ultimately shape behaviour. We have reached a point of crisis where issues of data, their governance and exploitation, go far beyond matters of personal privacy and seem to strike at the heart of the economy, civil society, and even democracy itself.
As concern about surveillance capitalism grows there is an imperative to more fully understand its mechanisms and practices and to develop alternative narratives that moderate the power of silicon valley while preserving the benefits of digital technology.
This forum, convened by Parity Studios / Insight Centre for Data Analytics artist in residence Conor McGarrigle, brings together experts from industry, the arts, academia, and journalism in an open forum to address these issues and present a view of what comes after Surveillance Capitalism
Hannah Redler Hawes
Rose Regina Lawrence
Roundtable debate chaired by Martin McCabe, Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, TU Dublin
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