The new role that humans have taken in society is obscured by promises imposed by Big Tech.
From the 7th until 11th November, hosted at the Catharinafoyer of the Stadsgehoorzaal.
Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden, Netherlands
Open from 10:00 till 22:00, free of charge.
Saturday 10th of November, starting at 16:00 until 18:00. Free of charge.
In the context of the exhibition Data Production Labour series, the IoHO is pleased to invite you for an investigation into the hidden dynamics behind our role as data workers in Big Tech from a social, economic and military perspective.
With the help of three collaborators we will delve into the infrastructure enabling the translation from daily use of technology into drone strikes, the narratives shaping our technological decisions based on convenience, and what are the implications of Big Tech in replacing public services such as health and education.
¨The new role that humans have taken in society is obscured by promises imposed by Big Tech. Behind narratives like ‘free services’ or ‘users’, surveillance capitalism has implemented a new belief system. New methods of capital extraction, secret military exploitation and unrecognised labour operate under the seemingly innocuous daily use of technology.¨