Exhibition Opening: Out of Control

THU April 18th, 2012, 7 PM
admission free
Reservation via 0732.7272.51 or center@aec.at

program overview

7 PM, Foyer
StR Johann Mayr (i.V. des Bürgermeisters der Stadt Linz)
Vbgm. Erich Watzl (Kulturreferent der Stadt Linz)

Introduction to the exhibition
7:15 PM
Prof. (FH) Ingrid Schaumüller-Bichl (FH OÖ Campus Hagenberg)
Max Schrems (Initiator von „europe versus facebook“)

Guided tour through the exhibition

7:45 PM
Gerfried Stocker (Artistic Director Ars Electronica)

8:30 PM

The exhibition opening will be in German.

A digital identity is something taken completely for granted nowadays. Everybody has an e-mail address, uses search engines, visits websites—we all make our respective rounds on the internet. But in doing so, we leave behind traces and reveal—often intentionally, sometimes inadvertently—information like our address, contact data, recreational interests and marital status. Thus, the Web knows a lot about us.
The Ars Electronica Center’s new exhibition demonstrates what exactly is being captured in conjunction with telecommunications data retention and all the interesting information about us that online services like Facebook and Google just happen to be amassing. Exhibition visitors will also find out what steps they can take to protect their privacy. At an array of installations, you can personally experience how simple it is to falsify information or news items on the internet, and marvel at how quickly you can end up in an online dating site.

More about the exhibition

An exhibition produced jointly by the Ars Electronica Center and the Department of Secure Information Systems at Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus.