Privacy for Sale
The rise of the digital age has drastically changed the world that we live in. We share our private lives on social media, our cell phones track our movements, and algorithms determine what we are exposed to. This Fresh Talk will examine what we sell, what we gain, and what we lose. Join us for a conversation featuring women artists who work with data and experts in the tech industry.
Scholar, writer, and activist Shoshana Zuboff warns us that “We’ve stumbled into a future that we did not and would not choose. Information spaces that people assume to be public are ruled by surveillance capitalism for maximum profit. This tragedy leaves a trail of social wreckage in its wake.” Join us for a conversation with Zuboff and filmmaker Shalini Kantayya (Coded Bias) about the significance of the buying and selling of our private information and how that data is used to manipulate us and obstruct solutions to larger social change issues. Learn actions you can take to regain privacy and change the impact the race for profit has on democracy.
“We can’t fix all our problems at once, but we won’t be able to fix any of them unless we reclaim the sanctity of information integrity and trustworthy communications as a necessary precondition to the resolution of all our emergencies, from the breakdown of social solidarity to the fate of the earth and survival of democracy itself.”—Shoshana Zuboff
With special thanks to Denise Sobel for sponsoring this event. This program is available for free to the public, but if you would like to support the museum, please make a $10 donation. This program will not be recorded or made available after the program.
- Fresh Talk
- Women, Arts, & Social Change