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What if...my virtual life doesn’t connect me?

With the state of emergency for Covid-19, enforced private digital interaction has changed our relationship with emotions, people and ourselves.

This is the scenario which Marta Peirano, a journalist specialising in surveillance technologies and mass manipulation, and Liliana Arroyo, doctor in Sociology and researcher in the field of digital innovation and social impact with Esade, will be exploring in the second virtual dialogue in the “What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa”. The sessions will be moderated by the journalist Karma Peiró.

The discussion “What if...my virtual life doesn’t connect me?” will be reflecting on topics such as collective awareness over the use of data and its use by the private sector; the need for network neutrality; technology and the data infrastructure as common assets; the ethics of algorithms, and the generation of new perceptions of proximity (the home versus the connected society).

 

“What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa” is a series of dialogues being organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat as a window for discussion and reflection on the current health emergency and the digital transformation which may result from this exceptional time. 

 

“WHAT IF…? DISCUSSION CYCLE #desdecasa”

SESSION 2

What if...my virtual life doesn’t connect me? How enforced private digital interaction has changed our relationship with emotions, people and ourselves.  (Topics: social, physical and digital distancing)

Thursday, 16 April (5.30 pm)

  • Moderated by: Karma Peiró, journalist @kpeiro
  • Marta Peirano, journalist @minipetite
  • Liliana Arroyo, sociologist and researcher @Liliana_ArroyoM  
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REFERENCE MATERIAL

Check the reference material for the topics to be explored in this session:

 

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