Digital Agora explores critical questions affecting digital civil rights, social protocols in online interactions, surveillance, privacy, post-digital culture, creative commons, copyleft and hacktivism.
How are massive surveillance and privacy violations affecting us
and how to fight against them? Did we sell our soul when signing the
Terms and Conditions? How does our relationship with technology and
social media influence our lives and relations? How to guarantee the
accessibility to knowledge and freedom of expression in our
- Free Software Culture
- Digital Activism
- Internet Security
In the field trip to a data centre, students learn some
disappointing, but essential, lessons about data privacy, data
commodification, individual rights versus expediency, and the
decentralized and alienating nature of information technology work.
Article about the field trip:
Teaching Decentralization in a Centralized Era
We traveled with students of Digital Agora to the 31st Chaos
Communication Congress, and spoke about ALT and Digital Agora at the
Noisy Square assembly.
Lecture: Taking the crypto-pitchfork out of the squares and the hackerspaces and into the institutions
To understand some of this questions, students of Digital Agora
developed 20 projects that reflect from a critical perspective how
technology and internet affect our contemporary lives. The
exhibition addresses values and principles inherent to hacking, the
Millenials generation and remix culture. Embracing the simultaneous
assimilation of memes and funny posts together with imagery in war,
despair and politics that are read simultaneously while scrolling
through our feeds.
Digital Agora Exhibition
Review in Jegens&Tevens
Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed
to connect software creators and activists who are interested in
censorship, surveillance, and open technology. We presented the
methodologies used in ALT and our recent projects.