Democracy in many ways means being informed, but as post-truth and fake news has become commonplace, there is a new need for a Democracy 2.0. In light of this, journalism and media has perhaps never been of greater importance. From Panama Papers to online trolls, we need to question who should make decisions about the public’s welfare.
The role of hacktivism, disruption and art in contemporary digital culture
This session will dwell on pushing the boundaries. It will question how far things can go, and how far they might need to be pushed. From afrofuturism and posthumanism to art as critique, this session deals with the fringes of our minds.
Redefining democracy and human rights
In a contemporary Western culture where post-truth seems to have drowned everything else out, this session centers on reimagining our basic democratic definitions and concepts.
The role of journalism the era of post-truth, late capitalism and social change
The three speakers of this session all deal with contemporary media and journalistic issues, from the transnational co-operation of the Panama Papers to trolling and hacktivism.