Dienstag, 13. November 2018

[HIForum] Kick off: Public Lecture Series „Taming the Machines - Discussing the Ethics of Information Technologies" (14.11.2018, 18-20:00)

Liebe HIForum-Mitglieder,

wir möchten Sie zu dieser spannenden Ringvorlesung, die von Judith Simon, unserer Professorin für Ethik in der Informationstechnologie und ihrer Gruppe in diesem Semester angeboten wird, einladen!

Herzliche Grüße
Angela Schwabl

— English below —

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

diesen Mittwoch um 18:00 startet unsere öffentliche Ringvorlesung „Taming the Machines - Discussing the Ethics of Information Technologies", zu der wir Sie alle ganz herzlich einladen möchten! Wir haben großartige Rednerinnen und Redner gewinnen können: Den ersten Vortrag wird diesen Mittwoch Professor Payal Arora von der Erasmus Universität Rotterdam/Catalyst Lab halten zum Thema: "Regulated Data - Regulated Activism? Digital Activism in the GDPR Era." Weitere Information zur Vortragenden und zum Vortrag finden Sie unten sowie hier: https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/en/inst/ab/eit/taming-the-machines/payal-arora.html 

Bereits nächste Woche findet der nächste Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Katharina Anna Zweig von der TU Kaiserslautern zum Thema "Are Machines Better Judges?" statt. https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/en/inst/ab/eit/taming-the-machines/katharina-anna-zweig.html 

Sie finden das vollständige Programm für dieses Semester hier: 


Alle Vorträge finden in Englisch statt.

Herzliche Grüße,
Judith Simon & das Team EIT


Dear Colleagues,

This Wednesday, we will kick off our public lecture series „Taming the Machines" - Discussing the Ethics of Information Technologies


Regulated Data - Regulated Activism? Digital Activism in the GDPR Era

Professor Payal Arora, Erasmus University Rotterdam/Catalyst Lab


When: 14th November 2018, 18:00-20:00

Where: lecture hall B, main building at Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, University of Hamburg


About the lecture

In a favela ruled by the drug lords in Rio de Janeiro, an activist uses Facebook Live to capture the dealings in his neighborhood, putting himself and some of his community members at risk. In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a few teenage girls instagram the fashions of the week, unveiled, an act that can be persecuted by the morality police. In Jammu and Kashmir, some activists through the hashtag #justiceforkathua draw attention to the case of an eight-year old nomadic girl who was gang raped, defying the privacy law on revealing identities of minors. These are just some of the many cases that shed light on the gray area between privacy and protest. Contrary to seeking to be protected through anonymity as the bulk of the current research alludes to, some of those at the margins may choose to put themselves at high risk by being visible and heard. The GDPR, rooted in the Western ideology of individual choice and rights, may have created a privacy universalism, begging the question of whether privacy is a privilege and a luxury. This talk draws from a decade of fieldwork and activism among vulnerable communities beyond the West to grapple with the question of whether privacy and activism are after all compatible.


About the speaker

Payal Arora is the Founder of Catalyst Lab, a digital activism organization and an Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has consulted for the private and the public sector including for UNESCO, World Bank, hp, The Ministry of Jordan, Kellogg and Siemens. She has published about fifty papers and given more than a 125 presentations in 70 cities and 30 countries, including a TEDx talk on the future of the internet. Arora sits on multiple boards including the Facebook Election Advisory Commission, Columbia University's Connect to Learn, and The World Women Global Council in New York. She is the author of several books on the internet and the Global South including the upcoming 'The Next Billion Users: Digital Life beyond the West' with Harvard University Press.


Visit our website to find the complete programme of our „Taming the Machines" lecture series as well as site plans of the location.


Kind regards,

Judith Simon & the team EIT


Prof. Dr. Judith Simon
Professor for Ethics in Information Technology
Universität Hamburg | Department of Informatics
Vogt-Kölln-Str. 30 | 22527 Hamburg | Germany 

phone: + 49 (0)40 42883 2020
email: simon@informatik.uni-hamburg.de
web: https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/en/inst/ab/eit/team/simon.html