The workshop has been inspired by the art project Data Shop, which questions the privacy of personal data and growing monetization, and hence, also surveillance. The project intends to reclaim the rights of data, and at the same, adapts the business model of surveillance capitalism, where users and their online activity are seen as an opportunity for business and influence. It is aimed to open the discussion around the data transparency and how companies like Facebook, Twitter, or Google use the user’s information.
During the workshop, the participants are invited to map their data and discuss the constant state of surveillance in the times of Information Age. In addition to that, each participant has a chance to make a can with his/her data whether it is from Facebook, Twitter, Fitbit or something different.
Things to take with you: participants should bring their computer, pen drive or other data storage device, which will fit into a can (diameter is 9cm and height 5cm). If possible, bring with you the data that you have been collecting and/or archiving.