Digital rights are more relevant than ever, from big-tech companies that can 
target us based on data about our location, health, finances, gender, race, and 
other personal information, to potentially discriminatory AI. In Brussels a new 
law for the protection of our digital rights and principles is being drafted. 
What should this law contain? How should we regulate the digital space? What 
can we, as concerned digital citizens, researchers, and artists do to support 
this process?

We invite you to join the discussion on Friday 1 July at "Reclaiming Digital 
Agency!", a hybrid event at Het Huis Utrecht and online.
We will discuss how artists, activists and policymakers can work together to 
raise awareness of our digital rights and what is needed for better laws and 
legislation that will protect us as digital citizens and consumers.

Speakers include: councillor for the Dutch liberal-democratic party D66 Utrecht 
Dirk-Jan van Vliet, artist and researcher Benjamin Gaulon and media theorist 
and activist Geert Lovink.

During the event Geert Lovink will also present his new book Stuck on the 
Platform (Valiz, 2022). In this book, Lovink calls for internet users to 
reclaim the internet as a way to fight digital dullness. Describing and 
contesting internet trends during the turbulent Brexit-Trump-Covid era between 
2019-2021, Lovink wrote this book as a relapse-resistant story, calling us to 
resist platform-culture.

Date: 1 juli, 16:00-19:00h
Location: Het Huis Utrecht + online
Info & tickets:<>

The event is part of CODE 2022, a European collaboration between IMPAKT [Centre 
for Media Culture], School of Machines, Making & Make Believe (Berlin), 
Werktank (Leuven) and Privacy Salon/Privacytopia (Brussels). With the support 
of Fonds Soziokultur, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Creative Industries Fund 
NL, Dutch Embassy in Belgium, Dutch Embassy in Berlin and Goethe Institut.


IMPAKT Foundation
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
3512 PH Utrecht | The Netherlands
t. + 31 30 2944493<>

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