Events | Workshop: Pocket Democracy

Seattle and Berlin | October 25, 2019

“Pocket Democracy” is a two day workshop and conference between Berlin and Seattle to investigate how digital technologies can be used for alternative political solutions.

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.
 
Keynote: Opal Tometi (co-founder Black Lives Matter)
Participants: Armen Avanessian (Thomas Mann Fellow), Lance Bennett (University of Washington), Jessica L. Beyer (University of Washington), Christoph Bieber (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Damian Borth (Thomas Mann Fellow / Universität St. Gallen), Paulina Fröhlich (Das Progressive Zentrum / Berlin), Adriana Groh (Prototype Fund / Berlin), Philipp Hübl (Philosoph / Berlin), Sarah Lohmann (Johns Hopkins University), Alexander Peterhaensel (Universität der Künste Berlin / Berlin), Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA), Alexander Sängerlaub (Stiftung Neue Verantwortung / Berlin), Max Senges (Google / Berlin, tbc), Niko Switek (University of Washington), Mellina White-Cusack (Blogger), et al.

SEATTLE | THURSDAY, OCT 24 - WORKSHOP

 

9:30 am

Introductory Remarks
10:00 am

Workshops Round I

11:30 am
Coffe Break

11:45 am

Workshops Round II
12:00 pm

Lunch
1:30 pm

Workshops Round III
3:00 pm

Coffee Break
3:15 pm

Wrap up

Goethe Pop Up, Chophouse Row, 1424 11th Ave STE 101, Seattle, WA 98122

SEATTLE | THURSDAY, OCT 24 - EVENING EVENT

 

6:00 pm

Ramesh Srinivasan: Beyond the Valley

How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow

7:00 pm Drinks and get together

The Cloud Room, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

SEATTLE | FRIDAY, OCT 25 - CONFERENCE
9:00 am Introductory remarks
9:05 am

Keynote (video stream to Berlin)

Opal Tometi (Co-founder Black Lives Matter)

Moderation: Armen Avanessian

10:00 am Coffee Break
10:15 am

Session I: Digital Media and New Forms of Political Activism  

(Video stream to Berlin)

11:30 am Coffee Break
11:45 am Session II: Cybersecurity and Democratic Elections
1:00 pm

Lunch

Round-table talks with experts and audience

  END

The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium

BERLIN | FRIDAY, OCT 25 - WORKSHOP

 

Facilitators: Linnea Riensberg & Merlin Münch

8:30 am

Registration: DISINFORMATION

9:00 am

Workshop

11:30 am

Registration: PARTY POLITICS & DIGITAL OPPOSITION

12:00 noon

Workshop
2:30 pm

Registration: DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS
3:00 pm

Workshop
Wrap-up

State Studio, Hauptstraße 3, 10827 Berlin

BERLIN | FRIDAY, OCT 25 - EVENING EVENT

 

5:30 pm

Registration

6:00 pm

Keynote Lecture via live stream from Seattle: Opal Tometi (Co-founder Black Lives Matter)

Q&A

7:00 pm

Short intermission

7:15 pm

Panel discussion via live stream

8:30 pm

Drinks and Get-together

State Studio, Hauptstraße 3, 10827 Berlin


For participants in Berlin

Location
Oct 25 | Workshops and evening event | State Studio, Hauptstraße 3, 10827 Berlin
Register for the workshops here.


For participants in Seattle

Location
Oct 24 | Workshops | Goethe Pop Up, Chophouse Row, 1424 11th Ave STE 101, Seattle, WA 98122
Register for the workshops.

Oct 24 | Evening | The Cloud Room, 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Register for the evening event.

Oct 25 | Conference | The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle, WA 98122
Register for the conference.


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A part of "Wunderbar Together: Germany and the U.S."

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