On Sunday, March 15, De Balie and Bits of Freedom will dive with more than 30 national and international guests in 50 years of internet: what has it brought us? What price do we have to pay for it? In a 12-hour program led by Bits of Freedom director Evelyn Austin and De Balie director Yoeri Albrecht, all the people of the world wide web are investigated. From the underground cables to the satellites in space - and from the most-visited pages to the dark web. They welcome politicians, philosophers, early adopters and the generation that can no longer imagine a life without the internet.
With ao Belarusian internet skeptic Evgeny Morozov, director and founder of Waag Amsterdam Marleen Stikker, British journalist and author Peter Pomerantsev, Philosopher Miriam Rasch, Member of parliament Kathalijne Buitenweg, ethical hacker Zawadi Done, and many, many others. With music from Spinning fish and The Smartphone Orchestra and internet art from Rafaël Rozendaal. For the full program, visit: The Internet marathon.
Internet: where are we now?
In the early years of the internet we thought it would bring more democracy, emancipation and connectedness. What is left of that hopeful beginning, where is it likely to go wrong, and how will the internet change our future? On March 15 it is about cyber cross and algorithms that reward perverse incentives on the one hand, and emoji and subcultures on the other. People have never been able to reach each other as quickly and easily as they are now, and at the same time privacy has never been under pressure. In six rounds, the relationship between the internet and the rule of law, economy, philosophy, art, human rights, the past, the present and the future is investigated.
The Interview Marathon lasts from 12:00 to 00:00. The interviews each last one and a half hours, after which there is time to get some food and drink and to listen to music from Spinvis and other bands.
The counter produces programs about art, culture and politics. In thirty-five years, De Balie has grown into a phenomenon in the field of high-profile debates, films and art projects. De Balie has a permanent team of professional program makers who stimulate the public conversation and offer ample opportunity to free spirits and new ideas. For more information and the entire program: www.debalie.nl.
Bits of Freedom is the movement in the Netherlands that stands up for internet freedom and online privacy: www.bitsoffreedom.nl.
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