[spectre] CfP: Data Union Fork first public workshop

lara lab_web at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 15 17:24:10 CET 2019

Dear all,

It's been a while since I've done anything of this sort in public. I am 
delighted to invite all who are in and around Amsterdam to join me for 
an evening of experimentation with solidarity and mutual aid.  See bellow.

Please excuse possible x-posting.




*Data Union Fork: Tools for data strike and Waag Society present:*

*Example mapping workshop for collective bargaining*

In this workshop by Larisa Blazic <https://waag.org/en/larisa-blazic>, 
participants are invited to explore ways to reclaim individual data 
rights and establish collective ownership over their data. The first in 
the series is a discursive exploration to address wider accessibility 
and an attempt to collectively visualise process through "example 
mapping". During the workshop participants are invited to explore 
collective bargaining in labour union tradition and its possible 
hybridisation with DECODE project concepts.

Are you an artist, a developer, data activist, or a concerned citizen? 
Join this workshop! You don’t need any specific technical expertise to 
join. Two follow up workshops will be organized to work towards 
completing the discovery phase of the residency.

- Entrance is 5 euro, including one drink. The workshop will be English 

*About Larisa Blazic, artist in residence at Waag & DECODE*

Larisa Blazic, a London based digital artisan, educator and feminist 
hacker. In her most recent work, Data Union Fork, as part of Vertigo 
STARTS Residency 
at Waag she explores collective response to personal data abuses by 
state and corporate sector, based on the DECODE OS 
<https://decodeos.dyne.org/>, operating system. It is a proposal to 
conceptualise, articulate and co-create an assertive "smart contract" 
model enabling an additional protective layer of citizens’ digital rights.

*More about the Data Union Fork:*

We believe that there is a need for mass organised collective action 
regarding data: to defend and manage personal and population-wide data. 
Through a series of interventions, workshops and events, Data Union 
Fork, sets to develop a collective, creative, and democratic response to 
the social, economic, and cultural implications of mass scale data 
harvesting and to fully leverage the value of that data in the interests 
of democracy, equality, and justice.

In this project, citizens, activists, legislators, technologists and 
artists come together in discussion, examining efficacy of everyday 
behavioural tactics relating to data, surveillance and autonomy to 
enable anonymity, data disruption and pollution, autonomous 
organisation, value negotiation.

*About DECODE project*

Today’s Internet is becoming increasingly centralised, slowing 
innovation and challenging its potential to revolutionise society and 
the economy in a pluralistic manner. DECODE <https://decodeproject.eu/> 
is a project in which practical alternatives will be developed for 
managing online identity, personal and other data and collective 
governance in a citizen-friendly and privacy-aware fashion

Data Union Fork: Tools for data strike is supported by the VERTIGO 
project as part of the STARTS program of the European Commission, based 
on technological elements from DECODE, with the support of Waag.

/DECODE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 
2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 732546./

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