A handemade computer by Taeyoon Choi, 2015
DATA X will demonstrate Data Selfie, a browser extension that aims to provide a personal perspective on data mining, predictive analytics, and our online data identity—including inferred information from our consumption. Algorithms and Big Data are increasingly defining our lives. Therefore, it is important—especially for those who are indifferent to this issue—to be aware of the power and influence your own data has on you. DATA X believes in information transparency, online consumer protection, and the democratization of the internet.
Tickets to this session are free with registration. Please pre-register here.
In conjunction with “Paul Ramírez Jonas: Half-Truths,” this afternoon of workshops extends the exhibition’s inquiry into the complexities of determining identity and truth to the online sphere. Addressing increasing vulnerability and participation in surveillance, artists and activists will offer tools to learn about how data is mined and fed back to us, as well as strategies for self-protection, particularly for members of vulnerable communities. Workshops will support the demystification of hidden processes through both tactile, hands-on experiences and analytic software. Workshops are presented in collaboration with Equality Labs and NEW INC residents DATA X and Taeyoon Choi.
“Digital Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshops” are organized on the occasion of the exhibition and residency “Paul Ramírez Jonas: Half-Truths,” part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s annual Summer R&D Season: SOCIAL JUSTICE.
DATA X is a creative studio that works at the intersection of data, society, and education. They believe in information transparency, online consumer protection, and the democratization of the internet.