Beyond the Internet Utopia

Crisis Mirror is inviting to a conversation around the topics of internet, social media and the vast amount of sophisticated algorithms that underlie the web today. The event will take place Wednesday 31st of January at 19:00 @ Kapelevej 44.

Technological development in the era of information has transformed the digital world into an essential part of our societies. Movements such as Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring would not have been made possible without the utilisation of the social media construct. However, their initial success and subsequent failure could teach us important lessons. It is important for the left to develop an understanding of the dangers and possibilities that arise. As a basis for the discussion, we will use relevant chapters from the documentary “HyperNormalisation” by Adam Curtis which give a good overview of how these technological applications came into being.
Hope to see you there!