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27 November 2016 – 14:00

Privacy Café met het thema Deep Web

This event is in Dutch 

Datahandelaren en criminelen verzamelen en verhandelen jouw persoonlijke gegevens, vaak zonder dat je het door hebt. Tijdens het Privacy Café leer je bewust online te gaan en loop je binnen 3 uur de belangrijkste stappen door om je online veiligheid en privacy te versterken. Van jong tot oud, van ervaren tot beginner, iedereen kan bij het Privacy Café terecht om direct wat veiliger te zijn. Deelnemers aan het Privacy Café nemen zelf een apparaat mee dat ze willen beveiligen. Dat kan van alles zijn; een laptop, een tablet of een smartphone. Als deelnemer ontdek je hoe je veiliger gebruik kunt maken van internet en hoe je jouw persoonlijke gegevens beter kunt beschermen. Uiteindelijk ga je een beetje meer veilig en privé naar huis.

Hans de Zwart (Directeur Bits of Freedom): “Dat je aankoopgedrag gevolgd wordt door een bonuskaart is iedereen duidelijk. Maar je kunt nog kiezen of je ‘m wel of niet wilt hebben. Op het internet krijgt iedereen bij elke website zo’n volgkaart, zonder te kunnen kiezen en zonder de voordelen. Sterker, je hebt geen idee aan wie jouw gegevens worden doorverkocht. Het Privacy Café legt die keuze weer terug waar die thuishoort: in de handen van de burger”.

Deze versie van het Privacy Café heeft in het thema van de week van de mediawijsheid en de Crypto Design Challenge een het thema: Deep Web. Naast dat er ruimte is voor al jouw vragen omtrent privacy, gaan we 27 november een duik nemen in het zogenaamde ‘surface web’, ‘deep web’ en ‘dark web’. Anthony van der Meer neemt ons mee door de verschillende lagen van het internet. Hij zal ons laten zien dat, ondanks de namen, de ‘lagen’ niet inherent verschillen van elkaar, maar dat de verschillen tot stand komen door de gereedschappen die je nodig hebt om er binnen te komen. Ook zal hij laten zien dat deze plekken niet alleen maar eng en ingewikkeld zijn.

Je kan hierbij kiezen voor verschillende opties:

Wil je het houden bij het beveiligen van je laptop? Dan staan onze vrijwilligers voor je klaar!

Ben je wel benieuwd naar het diepe web? Dan kijk je mee met de tour, of doe je het samen met een partner. Later instappen mag altijd.

Heb je zin om in het diepe web te duiken? Dan kan je helemaal meedoen. Anthony zal je stap voor stap mee nemen in de wereld voorbij Google.

Het Privacy Café is een initiatief van vrijwilligers van de digitale burgerrechtenorganisatie Bits of Freedom. Het zet zich in om iedereen te leren veilig gebruik te maken van het internet. Inmiddels zijn er al tientallen Privacy Café’s gehouden in heel Nederland. Meer informatie is te vinden op privacycafe.bof.nl. Kan je niet wachten? Ga dan zelf aan de slag met behulp van Bits of Freedoms Internetvrijheid Toolbox. Opgeven kan via de website van de OBA: http://www.oba.nl/activiteit.privacy.html

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25 November 2016 – 11:00

Crypto Design Awards

The Deep Web evokes images of an underworld, the locus of shadow economies where illicit trade takes place that cannot bear the light of day. The Deep Web is much more than an online black market teeming with illegal activity. In fact, the Deep Web contains an estimated 96% of all the content to be found circulating online. It is one of the remaining bastions of individual privacy against corporate and governmental snooping and data mining, a place where anyone can remain anonymous.

The iceberg metaphor affects popular understanding of the Deep Web, as the inaccessible dangers of the murky “underwater” world. This Crypto Design Challenge is a shout out to artists, designers, researchers and visionaries to create a new images and conceptualizations of the Deep Web and related topics.

On the 25th of November, we explore such new imagery with designers, artists and researchers at the Crypto Design Awards in Paradiso, Amsterdam. We exhibit the nominated submissions, and a professional jury will choose the winner of the Crypto Design Award (€1250). The audience can also vote on their favorites for the Audience Award of €750!

The morning programme (11:00 – 13:00) includes performances and talks by designers and artists. During the lunch break there is time to view the nominated submissions and vote for the Audience Award. In the afternoon (14.00 to 15.30), speakers will dive into the topic of the Deep Web and the winners of the Crypto Design Awards will be announced.

Confirmed speakers include: Ingrid Burrington (Networks of New York), Harry Halpin (W3C), Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters (Studio Moniker), Stefan Schäfer, Hendrik-Jan Grievink (Next Nature), David Gauthier, Metahaven and Tijmen Schep (SETUP Utrecht). You can find more information about the speakers here

Tickets

Students tickets are free, and can be ordered here or at bit.ly/cryptodesign; NB: Please bring your student card to the event.

Regular tickets cost €10 and can be ordered here.

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6 October 2016

Deep Web Workshop

The Deep Web evokes images of an underworld that cannot bear the light of day. Yet this hidden realm contains an estimated 96% of all the content to be found circulating online. The first international Crypto Design Challenge is a shout out to artists, designers, researchers and visionaries to dive in and create new images of the Deep Web.

As part of the Crypto Design Challenge, we organize a Deep Web workshop at the Makers Lab of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences on October 6 and 7. We invite everyone who is interested to work on new visualizations of the Deep Web.

 

Physical Cartographies – New atlas of the Deep Web

Re-visualizing the Deep Web from a variety of perspectives 

The Deep Web’s iceberg has proven to be a powerful metaphor to visualize the distinction between the Surface Web, Deep Web and Dark Web. But does it tell the whole story, or can we shine a different light on these webs by creating alternative maps and itineraries?

In the Deep Web workshop we will work on tangible visualizations and alternative metaphors for the deep web and related concepts. We will examine relationships between technology, humans, power and money from a variety of perspectives that will result in an alternative atlas, or physical cartography of the deep web. Using paper engineering techniques we wil create a kaleidoscope of imagery to literally ‘unfold’ the deep web in the form of tangible infographics, spatialized subjective maps, pop-up power structures and other forms that may emerge. The workshop will be faciltated by Loes Bogers & Shirley Niemans.

Anthony van der Meer will kick-off the workshop with a special guided tour. We meet on the clearnet and gradually find our way into more hidden parts of the web. The tour will provide a practical ’itinerary’ but will also zoom in on the importance of having places to hide.

Over the past years a growing number of artists and activists have expressed concern about the ubiquitous implementation of algorithmic computing. An increasing amount of decisions is delegated to algorithmic routines within software programs, from quotidian Google search queries, to public transport use, listening to music via streaming services, to high-frequency trading, to algorithmic forensics and drone warfare, all the way to decisions on who gets a job, a loan or what kind of insurance is offered to you. In response artists, activists and designers have developed camouflage masks and stealth wear as a form of contesting this type of technology, while at the same time, these cryptographic strategies protect them from being ‘captured’ by these technologies. Patricia will present the work of artists and critics who have developed anti-facial recognition camouflage masks and stealth wear. What are the visual modalities of algorithmic anxiety, and how is algorithmic technology performed and contested herein?

 

About the speakers and facilitators

Loes Bogers 

Loes is interested in the role of makerly practices in design research and knowledge creation. She has worked as design and research coach at MediaLAB Amsterdam and was lab manager at the Digital Art Lab in Zoetermeer. After studying Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam she completed an MA in Interactive Media at Goldsmiths, London in 2010. She currently works at Makers Lab, the makerspace of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

http://www.loesbogers.com/

Shirley Niemans

Shirley teaches Ubiquitous Computing at the Communication and Multimedia Design department of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and works at the Makers Lab that offers students space, tools and knowledge to experiment and make prototypes. She has worked as a media artist and producer for several years, and worked as researcher and producer at the Institute of Network Cultures where she was co-editor for the Society of the Query (a conference on search engine politics).

Anthony van der Meer

Anthony is a director, researcher and concept developer. In June 2015 he graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with his film Find my Phone. Anthony uses technology to tell stories in his work and has special interest in software and hardware development, hacking and privacy. He is currently working on developing a new documentary series and several other projects.

Find My Phone trailer (NL) https://vimeo.com/143858171

Patricia de Vries

Patricia de Vries is a researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures (Lectoraat Netwerkcultuur) and a PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Practical information:

6 and 7 October from 9.00 to 17.00 in the HvA Makers Lab, Benno Premselahuis room 00B05, Rhijnspoorplein 1, 1019 GC Amsterdam.

There are limited spots available, so please sign up by sending an email to info@cryptodesign.org.

Participation fee: 15 euro including lunch, you can pay by card at the beginning of the workshop.