Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

IMPAKT X Fotodok: Taferelen #25 – The Power of Big Data

21 February 2019
18:00 — 20:30

Location: Fotodok/Casco

An evening about the power of big data and increasing control over our behavior by autonomous systems, organized in collaboration with FOTODOK with special guests like photographer Esther Hovers.

What is more enjoyable than together with other art enthusiasts have a good meal, listen to inspiring speakers and getting a curator’s tour with a glass of wine in your hand? On several occasions FOTODOK opens its doors for visitors who like good food and company. So join in, get a plate, pour yourself a drink at the self-serve-bar, sit back and take in the good company around the table.

Food will be provided by SYR, a Syrian restaurant mostly run by Syrian refugees in the same street as FOTODOK and IMPAKT. The restaurant is very popular and even reserving a table is quite the task. Fortunately, SYR provides their delicious food to our visitors of Taferelen so you can enjoy the authentic Syrian cuisine.

A maximum of 25 seats are available for this event. To keep the evening dynamic and diverse artists are placed next to theorists. That’s how every theme of Taferelen is discussed from different perspectives. For this special edition of Taferelen two short tours will take place in the exhibitions of both FOTODOK and IMPAKT.

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Taferelen #25 – The Power of Big Data

21 February | 18.00 – 20.30 with photographer Esther Hovers and professor of Data Science Floris Bex.

Floris Bex is professor of Data Science in jurisdiction at the university of Tilburg and researcher at the Nationaal Politielab AI of Utrecht University. He is a specialist on artificial intelligence for policing and cyber crime.

Ester Hovers  questions in her book False Positives ‘intelligent’ surveillance systems which keep an eye on public spaces. Controlled by algorithms these systems check predetermined behavior that can indicate criminal activity. With her work Hovers wants to start a conversation about the increasing control of these autonomous systems over our behavior.

There are a limited amount of tickets for Taferelen and the price is €17,50. You will get some food, coffee, tea and water, and a tour with two enthusiast speakers. At the self-service bar there will be sodas, wine and beer. You will be in charge to account for your drinks so you can pay in one go at the end of the evening. The venue is open at 17.30, the program will start at 18.00 and ends around 20.00. For more information or group reservations you can mail to We hope to welcome you at Taferelen!


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