CODE 2022: Reclaiming Digital Agency

Surveillance and Predictability

Michaëla Stubbers (BE), Bart Vandeput (BE), Fanny Zaman (BE)

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How readable are you?

Translating reality into data holds the premise of machine readability. When reality, including you, is not readable to a machine, your machine-predicted future will be based on generalizations and probabilities attributed to you. It will not be based on you.

We urge you to reclaim your future, your reality, your agency, your diversity, and your imagination.

The project will be a theatrical live installation that invites a player in an ad hoc setting. Your portrait will be taken.


Michaëla Stubbers is fascinated by data, data visualization and the stories extracted from it.

Bart Vandeput’s background ranges from liberal arts to graphic design and new media.

Fanny Zaman is a media artist working in Antwerp, focusing on the social impact of technology on our ecology/reality.


Surveillance and Predictability is part of CODE 2022, a programme organised by IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (NL) in collaboration with School of Machines, Making & Make Believe (DE), Werktank (BE) and Privacy Salon/Privacytopia (BE).
CODE 2022 is realized with the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Utrecht, Democracy and Media Fund, Fonds Soziokultur, Cultural Participation Fund, the Dutch Embassy in Belgium (Brussels), the Dutch Embassy in Germany (Berlin) and the Goethe Institut.