[rohrpost] Vote for our SXSWi panel: 'Naked in the Infosphere: Post-privacy & German Angst'

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Die Aug 16 16:49:17 CEST 2011

'Naked in the Infosphere: Post-privacy & German Angst'

Speakers: Johannes Grenzfurthner (monochrom), Jens Ohlig (CCC)

We need a radical rethinking of how we discuss privacy. As our lives 
are exposed on Google, Facebook and Twitter, the dissolution of 
privacy shatters personal and social securities. This loss of control 
can be embraced and molded into productive, emancipating 
"post-private technologies of the self" (Ganz), making all of us happier.

Post-privacy as a social theory hits a raw nerve in Germany because 
of its totalitarian past. Jeff Jarvis observed when Google Streetview 
created an outrage in the German media: "Germans love going naked to 
mixed saunas and letting complete strangers take an intimate look, 
but when it comes to the Internet, the buck stops there."

Is surrendering to "full-frontal data nudity" a sign of de-solidarity 
and apolitical behavior? Is post-privacy only an option for the 
privileged? Is privacy a necessary means of self-defense against 
certain powers? Join the debate! (clothing optional)

Vote for the panel! HERE!