The Future of Online Privacy

How are artists revealing new and future issues for online privacy? How are technologists safeguarding our digital private lives? How will the internet adapt to our increasingly data-private culture?

To mark Data Protection Day 2016, Science Gallery has teamed up with Trinity College Dublin’s Information Compliance Office, Information Technology Services and the School of Computer Science and Statistics to create a programme of events that explore our online private lives.  

Join us for a high-energy lunch-time event, where contributors from all around the world join us remotely for a radio-style conversation hosted by Jonathan McCrea from Newstalk's Futureproof, and featuring artist Matt Kenyon, hacking scene insider Keren Elazari, and innovation expert Johnny Ryan, who are testing the limits of online security.  

Jonathan McCrea is a multi award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, and founder of Whipsmart Media, a communications company based in Dublin.  In 2010, Jonathan created Futureproof, Newtalk’s flagship science programme that currently has – per hour – the highest listenership across both weekend and weekday schedules on Newstalk.  

Johnny Ryan is Head of Ecosystem for PageFair. Previously, he was Executive Director of the UCD Innovation Academy, before which he was Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times. His second book 'A History of the Internet and the Digital Future' is on the reading list at Harvard, Stanford, and other top-tier institutions. He was an associate on the emerging digital environment at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge from 2011-14. He is @johnnyryan on Twitter.

Matt Kenyon is an American artist and an Associate Professor in the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Matt runs SWAMP (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production), which focuses on critical themes addressing the effects of global corporate operations, mass media and communication, military-industrial complexes, and general meditations on the liminal area between life and artificial life.

Keren Elazari is a cyber security researcher, a distinguished public speaker and industry analyst.  She is currently a research fellow with Yuval Ne’eman Science, Technology & Security Workshop at Tel Aviv University where she explores the intersection of cyber conflict and politics. She has spoken at international events such as TED, RSA Conference, TEDMED, TEDx, NATO, WIRED and many more.


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