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Think & Drink: The One-Way Mirror

Wed Jun 24, 7:30 pm
Town Hall First Hill
$5

COVID-19 Update: This event has been rescheduled from its original date due to coronavirus concerns. The date on this page reflects the latest information about this event.

"In the internet age, is privacy dead? And if so, does anyone really care? We’re filling our houses with microphones. We’re downloading apps that collect sensitive health data. We give social media platforms pictures of ourselves and our children, as well as data on our moods, preferences, and locations. And much of this data is being sold to third parties we may not even know exist. Have we simply concluded that the benefits of less privacy are worth the risks?

Humanities Washington invites us to a Think & Drink event that explores what happens when detailed information about our daily lives is gathered and sold. They examine the current state of online privacy, expressing the explicit and unspoken concerns about what’s happening to our data. What does it mean to 'own' information about yourself? Are marginalized groups more vulnerable to the consequences of surveillance capitalism? Is lack of privacy just a consequence of getting valuable platforms and apps for free? Pull up a chair and take part in a conversation about privacy (or lack thereof) in the digital age.

Panelists include: University of Washington iSchool professors Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Ryan Calo, and Annie Searle. The evening’s moderator is UW Philosophy Professor Paul Franco." (Promo Copy)


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1119 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98101
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