Workshop by Tactical Tech
Commons in the convoluted digital context
2.12.2021 von 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 Uhr, zoom
As the digital environment determines the majority of our personal and professional lives, it becomes more and more ambient and invisible and yet so easily accessible. We all carry with us our personal access key to this empowering world pretty much all the time and we depend on it more than ever. (It used to be called a “mobile” phone.) It often makes us feel connected, productive, efficient, in control, and as if we are together, participating—at least as long as the battery lasts.
Unfortunately, the promise of liberation of what used to be called cyberspace does not hold true today under close inspection. But it is hard to talk about it or engage with it outside of prescribed digital spaces, networks, or worlds. This digital embrace gives additional meaning to Audre Lorde’s famous phrase “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” How can we enable any and every user of these technologies to look at them more critically? How can we make someone brave enough to question and examine something they depend on so profoundly? In other words, how do we create temporary public spaces in which we can freely discuss and engage with questions around technology and its role in society?
Marek Tuszynski, co-founder and creative director at Tactical Tech will speak about their current and ongoing projects such as Technologies of Hope: 100 Responses to the Pandemic, a curated selection of 100 technologies developed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic; the Data Detox Kit, a guide to increase your online privacy, digital security, and wellbeing, and Exposing the Invisible, a project about techniques, tools, and methods of digital and non-digital investigations.