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The One-Way Mirror: Privacy in the Internet Age

Event Description

*This event was originally scheduled for April 7, 2020 and has been rescheduled due to precautions related to COVID-19. Tickets will be available in April.*

We’re filling our houses with microphones. We’re downloading apps that collect sensitive health data. We give social media platforms everything from pictures of ourselves and our children to data on our moods, preferences, and locations. If you’re using certain apps, Facebook even knows your heart rate and menstrual cycles. And much of all this data is being sold to third parties we may not even know exist.

Is privacy dead, and if so, does anyone really care? Though most of us express concerns about our data, we click “accept” on any terms of service that pop up, and Facebook and other platforms continue to add new users year after year.

Join nonprofit Humanities Washington for a Think & Drink event that explores what happens when detailed information about our daily lives is gathered and sold. What does it mean to “own” information about yourself? Are marginalized groups more vulnerable to the consequences of surveillance capitalism? Is lack of privacy just a consequence of getting valuable platforms and apps for free? Have we simply concluded that the benefits of less privacy are worth the risks?

This event features University of Washington iSchool professors Annie Searle, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, and Ryan Calo.

Event is open to all ages with a $5.00 charge per ticket. Youth (22 and younger) can attend for free – registration is required through the link provided. Tickets will be available in April.

Humanities Washington strives to make all of our events open and accessible to the public. If for any reason you cannot pay for tickets to this event, please contact Dustyn Addington at dustyn@humanities.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • When
  • June 24, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • Where
  • The Forum at Town Hall Seattle
    720 Seneca St Ste A Seattle, WA 98101 United States
  • Host
  • Humanities Washington
About Think & Drink Events

Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas. Scholars, experts, artists, or activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Events are held periodically throughout the year in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Yakima.

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