Make Your Own GDPR Erasure Poetry

Thursday, Sep 5
10:00 — 12:00

Make Your Own GDPR Erasure Poetry

This session is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.
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It is Time for a Creative Response to GDPR!

The 2018 General Data Protection Legislation is a legal text, full of legal language and challenging concepts. What does it mean in practice? What does it mean for citizens in their everyday worlds?

This workshop considers what a creative response to the GDPR looks like. Crossing disciplinary boundaries from the humanities to law, ethics and data protection, the speakers at the workshop will discuss two GDPR poetry parties that took place in Copenhagen and Oxford in 2018 (Great Deletion Poetry Raves) and share readings from the resulting collection.

Participants will learn about the history of Erasure Poetry as a form of protest art and its role in different traditions. After receiving a copy of a page of GDPR, they will be instructed on how to make their own poem. We will invite participants to read their poems aloud during the workshop if they want to. You will be able to keep your poem and take it home with you.

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Here interesting input from

Rachel Douglas-Jones (UK)

Rachel is an Associate Professor, Head of Technologies in Practice, Co-director ETHOS Lab, IT University of Copenhagen

Marisa Cohn (US)

Marisa is an Associate Professor and Co-director ETHOS Lab, IT University of Copenhagen


Katja de Vries (BE)

Katja is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University


Marie Blønd

Marie is the ETHOS Lab Manager at IT University of Copenhagen. Experimental Techno-Humanities and Organizational Services lab (ETHOS) at the IT University of Copenhagen is an experimental space for exploring data and data landscapes in contemporary society while asking ‘what kind of world do we want to live in?

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