Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy

The call for papers for the upcoming 6th volume in European Integration and Democracy series, devoted to challenges for democracy, the rule of law and the respect for fundamental rights, posed by contemporary disinformation practices and digital media, has now been published [PDF 247 KB]. The planned book is a joint endeavour of the Centre for … Continue reading Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy

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LSTS: 15 years of science and fun

The Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) celebrates in 2018 its 15 years of existence. To mark the occasion, we invite all our friends to join us at a special LSTS-café on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at La Tricoterie, from 8:30 pm to 2:00 am, with music … Continue reading LSTS: 15 years of science and fun

LSTS books of 2017

The Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has assembled its list of most influential readings of 2017. For the second time already, members and affiliated researchers have reflected and share their views on their reading experiences and sources of inspiration, in what is already starting to … Continue reading LSTS books of 2017

Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy: book launch & evening debate

On Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 17h00 till 19h00 the Muntpunt in Brussels will host a book launch and an evening debate on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy. This book, co-edited by Dan Svantesson and Dariusz Kloza, is a fruit of collaboration of 30 authors from all over the world, who have provided … Continue reading Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy: book launch & evening debate

Speaking Law to Power: secrets, spies and cowboys in a data-driven world

On 28th June 2016 Mireille Hildebrandt will speak at contemporary art centre Wiels on her recent book 'Smart Technologies and the End(s) of Law. Novel Entanglements of Law and Technology' (the paperback just came out with Edward Elgar). The lecture will discuss the implications of the 'new digital unconscious' that forms the playground for both … Continue reading Speaking Law to Power: secrets, spies and cowboys in a data-driven world

MUSIC & SURVEILLANCE #12 Paul Baran

Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon, the ultimate surveillance image, is the main theme of this new episode of our MUSIC & SURVEILLANCE series. Panopticism is here explored through the aural lens of Paul Baran's 'Panoptic', which combines elegant improvisation with a touch of electronics.  Paul Baran is a Glasgowian artist operating sometimes alone and sometimes as a … Continue reading MUSIC & SURVEILLANCE #12 Paul Baran