29 October 2015
20:00 — 21:30

Location: TivoliVredenburg

Many tech companies pretend that their products contribute to a just and equal society. They offer ‘free’ services, in exchange for our data. But what are the economical, political and social consequences of these seemingly beneficial deals? And why do our governments go along with plans coming out of Silicon Valley? Internet skeptic Evgeny Morozov (Belarus, 1984) will present his view on the promises made by tech companies and the hardly critical attitude of governments in these issues.

Afterwards Morozov will be joined by Arjan El Fassed (Open State Foundation) and Jons Janssens (founder of for a debate, moderated by Mirko Tobias Schäfer (Utrecht Data School).

This lecture is presented in collaboration with Hacking Habitat, and part of Residenties in Utrecht.

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