Data Security Online and a Journey Back into the Stone Age

Data Security Online and a Journey Back into the Stone Age
Survival in the Jungle of the Data-Headhunters / Thursday, November 22, 2012 / 6:30-7:30 PM
Deep Space LIVE: Expedition Back into the Stone Age / Thursday, November 22, 2012 / 8 PM

(Linz, November 19, 2012) A very interesting and highly varied program is on tap at the Ars Electronica Center this coming Thursday evening, November 22, 2012. Getting the ball rolling at 6:30 PM is Robert Matzinger, a faculty member at Burgenland University of Applied Sciences. His address entitled “Survival in the Jungle of the Data-Headhunters” will explain how to protect personal data during a session on the internet and how to erase one’s virtual footprints once the session is over. Then at 8 PM, Linz adventurers Elisabeth & Peter Pflügl present an account of their arduous journey into a little-known part of Indonesia. Inspired by Heinrich Harrer, who visited West Papua in 1962, they encountered hunter-gatherers living in tree-houses, tribes that had never been in contact with Western civilization.

The “Out of Control” Exhibition

Whoever would like to learn more about privacy and the internet can get a detailed update in the “Out of Control – What the Internet Knows about You” exhibition. You’ll find out what’s being gathered in conjunction with telecommunications data retention, what info online services like Facebook and Google are harvesting unbeknownst to their users, and what you can do to better protect your privacy. A series of installations show how easy it is to falsify information or communications on the internet and, for instance, how you can inadvertently end up as a pretty face on a dodgy dating site.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center is now hosting a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation will feature ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and will be accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the Nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Admission is €2. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

press release “Data Security Online and a Journey Back into the Stone Age” / PDF


Out of Control / Martin Hieslmair / Printversion / Album


Expedition into the stone age / Elisabeth Pflügl / Printversion / Album

Trailer eines Films von Goetz Productions über West Papua