(INFRA)STRUCTURES OF TRUST
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
New forms of social governance and activism provide alternatives for digital societies trying to reinstate transparency and accountability into the networked system. Can we think of a big data communism, or a digital welfare state, or only techno-capitalisms? What are the infrastructures of trust for a digital society?
Denis Roio, better known by the hacker name Jaromil, is CTO and co~founder of the Dyne.org software house and think & do tank based in Amsterdam, known worldwide for developing and distributing free and open source software with a strong focus on peer to peer networks, social values, cryptography, disintermediation and sustainability. Jaromil holds a Ph.D on “Algorithmic Sovereignty” and received the Vilém Flusser Award at Transmediale (Berlin, 2009) while leading for 6 years the R&D department of the Netherlands Media art Institute (Montevideo/TBA). He is the leading technical architect of DECODE, an EU funded project on blockchain technologies and data ownership, involving pilots in cooperation with the municipalities of Barcelona and Amsterdam.
Paolo Cirio― Speaker
Paolo Cirio works with legal, economic and semiotic systems of the information society. He investigates social fields impacted by the Internet, such as privacy, copyright, democracy, and finance. He shows his research and intervention-based works through artifacts, photos, installations, videos, and public art.
Evelyn Wan― Moderator
Evelyn Wan is a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University under the full support of the R. C. Lee Centenary Scholarship from her hometown, Hong Kong. Her dissertation entitled “Clocked!: Time and Biopower in the Age of Algorithms” is currently under examination. She holds a Research Masters in Media & Performance Studies and an MA in Gender Studies from Utrecht University. She is the founder of Performance Studies international’s “Future Advisory Board”, an international emerging scholars’ collective which promotes trans-cultural, trans-generational, and decolonial perspectives in the field. Using her background in contemporary dance and physical theatre, she also works on refugee theatre projects at the Dutch National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness (de Vrolijkheid).
Arnaud Castaignet― Speaker
Arnaud Castaignet is the Head of Public Relations of the Republic of Estonia’s e-Residency programme. Previously, he worked for the French President François Hollande during 3 years as a digital strategist and communication officer. Prior to his time at the French Presidency, he has worked as an international PR consultant in Paris, advising governments, politicians and corporations on their public relations and influence strategy, and as a business journalist in Istanbul (Turkey). Arnaud graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux (Institute of Political Studies) in 2009 with a Master in Governance & International Affairs and a BA in Political Science. As part of his university studies, he has studied at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bucharest (Romania) and interned in Belgrade (Serbia), researching about European integration in the Balkans and transitional justice. He is also a Board Member of Open Diplomacy, a Paris-based think tank established in 2010, a Yes Europe Lab fellow, a programme designed to build leadership capacity to implement civic projects and political campaigns in Europe, and a member of the Young Transatlantic Network of Future Leaders, a flagship initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States specifically geared toward young professionals 35 years old and younger.