[NetBehaviour] Vote for our SXSWi panel: 'Naked in the Infosphere: Post-privacy & German Angst'

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Tue Aug 16 20:11:03 CEST 2011

'Naked in the Infosphere: Post-privacy & German Angst'

Speakers: Johannes Grenzfurthner (monochrom), Jens Ohlig (CCC)

We need a radical rethinking of how we discuss privacy. As our lives are 
exposed on Google, Facebook and Twitter, the dissolution of privacy 
shatters personal and social securities. This loss of control can be 
embraced and molded into productive, emancipating "post-private 
technologies of the self" (Ganz), making all of us happier.

Post-privacy as a social theory hits a raw nerve in Germany because of 
its totalitarian past. Jeff Jarvis observed when Google Streetview 
created an outrage in the German media: "Germans love going naked to 
mixed saunas and letting complete strangers take an intimate look, but 
when it comes to the Internet, the buck stops there."

Is surrendering to "full-frontal data nudity" a sign of de-solidarity 
and apolitical behavior? Is post-privacy only an option for the 
privileged? Is privacy a necessary means of self-defense against certain 
powers? Join the debate! (clothing optional)

Vote for the panel! HERE!

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