PublicSpaces Conference 2024
On 6 and 7 June, PublicSpaces and Waag Futurelab invite you to the fourth edition of the PublicSpaces Conference with the theme 'Taking Back the Internet'. The two-day programme will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger. With panels, keynotes, round table sessions, lectures, art and culture we'll work towards an internet where we set the rules collectively. Save the date!
Taking Back the Internet
Anno 2024, most digital services and platforms are owned by a few Big Tech companies. This centralisation of power is not in line with how the internet was once conceived. It creates society-disrupting problems. From privacy violations and influencing election results to discrimination by biased algorithms, Big Tech's monopoly affects everyone.
How do we - as citizens, organisations and governments - regain control of our data and our digital lives? If we want to be able to decide for ourselves what our digital ecosystem looks like, we need to be able to make independent decisions about the design, use and management of digital tools and platforms. During the conference, we will therefore engage with speakers, visitors and artists on data ownership, privacy, interoperability, decentralisation and more. In short: technology based on public values.
The programme will be announced in the coming months. Sign up for the PublicSpaces newsletter to stay informed and be the first to know when ticket sales start.
Where? Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
When? Thursday 6 June & Friday 7 June 2024
Watch the aftermovie of the PublicSpaces Conference 2023: