“Pocket Democracy” is a two day workshop and conference, in partnership with the Goethe Pop Up Seattle, to investigate how digital technologies can be used for alternative political solutions. All events are free.
Since their introduction roughly twelve years ago, smartphones have fundamentally altered the political and media landscape. Mobile devices have penetrated almost all fields of life. At the same time, false information, manipulated images and videos, as well as new surveillance practices are posing the question how political dangers of communication technologies might be hedged in the future.
The project “Pocket Democracy“ wants to focus on ideas and agents who see the dangers but who also investigate how digital technologies can be used for alternative political solutions. These concern algorithms that recognize false information or manipulated images and videos, that make visible discriminatory malpractice or that digitally enable free and secret elections. “Pocket Democracy“ begins with a day-long workshop to explore current developments in the field of digital democracy and to work on solutions for new forms of political engagement.
Oct 24 | Workshops | Goethe Pop Up, Chophouse Row, 1424 11th Ave STE 101, Seattle, WA 98122
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Oct 24 | Evening | The Cloud Room, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA), author of "Beyond the Valley"
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Oct 25 | Conference | The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle, WA 98122
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For full day itineraries please click here.
In partnership with Goethe Pop-UP Seattle