Are You Being Served

picture from Silvio Lorusso’s project Content Aware Typography

This year the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection International Conference is working together with Constant Association for Art and Media to organise at Brussel’s Les Halles de Schaerbeek and la Maison des Arts the exhibition ‘Are You Being Served’. Artists coming from all over Europe have asked themselves the question: ‘Who does that server really serve?’. The Internet has become a platform for increasing numbers of service providers that control computer use and network and data traffic. Cloud computing service providers ought to ensure security and transparency when processing your data, which are stored in unknown locations and being ‘served’ back to you where and whenever you want – but do they? The art will be exhibited at CPDP and will address – in a humorous and inventive way – the stereotypical gender relations in IT environments, the protection of sensitive medical data, interceptions of network traffic and the commercial use of user generated data, etc. More information here and here.

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