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Wednesday, May 4 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
POST-PRIVACY: Is privacy becoming a thing of the past?

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The Post Privacy panel discussion is part of the programing activities of Beautiful Interfaces: the privacy paradox, an exhibition curated by Helena Acosta and Miyö Van Stenis. Beautiful Interfaces is a new media art exhibition accessible via a wireless network from hacked wifi routers, which are not connected to the Internet. The panel will be focused on the concept of post-privacy. Is privacy becoming a thing of the past? Datafication as a phenomenon has been spreading into every nook of our daily lives; today our existence has a reflection in a digital grid where almost every movement leaves a footprint that can be tracked, and pointed. Does this reality make us more vulnerable to the eyes of evolving power agencies? In this permeable context, what counter surveillance strategies can we rely on? Researcher Christian Heller has coined the term "post-privacy" to define the dissolution of privacy in the digital age, as a way to capture what might be an inescapable change in the privacy paradigm. As technological progress gains momentum, our interaction with digital tools becomes increasingly recurrent, not only in the way we interact with our governments and authorities, but also in our personal lives. Technology has become an extension of our identities. Panelists will discuss the concept of privacy and overexposed behaviors in the digital age. They are invited to explore these questions: is the protection of privacy a lost battle? What methods can we use to deal with a potential post-privacy data model? Can we envision surveillance, or privacy, working symmetrically between power structures and civilians? Is this an utopian assumption? The discussion will be moderated by curator Helena Acosta, and feature Dan Phiffer (artist/programmer), Lior Zalmanson (writer/curator), Jennifer Lyn Morone (artist) and Miyö Van Stenis (curator/artist) as panelists.

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REVERSE is a non profit, multidisciplinary art space with an emphasis on new and experimental forms of expression. Run by artists, our mission is to support innovative and boundary breaking projects that foster dialogue and artistic collaboration at the intersection of art, science... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Clemente Center
  Arts Hub, Panel