TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in November

Published: 28th October 2019 Last updated: 01st November 2019

TILT's anniversary events in November will revolve around "Hacking the Electorate" and is organized by Emre Bayamlioglu, Tom Chokrevski and Esther Keymolen. Please find more information about this topic below:

Hacking the Electorate

Micro-targeting is a specific technique used to address the individual voter, based on a broad set of data collected for the purpose of profiling. This reveals actionable information about one’s general opinion, party preferences and other non-political characteristics. Digital platforms increasingly determine the terms and conditions on which this access to information and dissemination occurs. In 2019 November, TILT will be discussing the potential harms of this practice to the democratic process, and to the society at large.

The following events will take place in November:

  • Public Lecture: “Why micro targeting does not work and nevertheless disrupts the public sphere” by Mireille Hildebrandt
    12th of November, 19:15-21:00, LocHal Tilburg
    We will have a public lecture on “Why micro targeting does not work and nevertheless disrupts the public sphere”. Mireille Hildebrandt will give this public lecture. Please find her bio below.
    Hildebrandt is a Research Professor on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), appointed by the VUB Research Council. She is co-Director of the research group on Law Science Technology and Society studies (LSTS) at the Faculty of Law and Criminology. She also holds the part-time Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at the Science Faculty, at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her research interests concern the implications of automated decisions, machine learning and mindless artificial agency for law and the rule of law in constitutional democracies. In 2015 she published ’Smart Technologies and the End(s) of Law’, and in 2020 her ‘Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folk’ will be published by Oxford University Press (available at MIT’s pubpub in open access). In 2018 she was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for her project on ‘Counting as a Human Being in the era of Computational Law’ (2019-2024), where she will lead a legal team from Brussels and a computer science team from Radboud. Click on the link if you would like to find out more about the public lectures in 2019.
    Read more about the public lecture.
  • Movie: “Risk”
    19th of November, 20.00-22.00, Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg. (Willem II Straat 49, 5038 BD Tilburg)
    We will watch and discuss the movie "Risk". Please buy your ticket here. This event is open to everyone interested. Read more about the film.
  • Keynote Lecture: “Hostile Design: Philosophy, Architecture, and Policy” by Robert Rosenberger
    26th of November, 16.00-17.30, Blackbox, Esplanade Building (coffee/tea before in Blackbox and drinks afterwards in the Esplanade) 
    Robert Rosenberger is an associate professor of philosophy in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a key developer of “postphenomenology,” a philosophical perspective that provides deep descriptions of users’ experiences with technology. His work addresses topics such as Mars satellite imaging, computer-simulated educational frog dissection, and smartphone driver distraction. His recent book, Callous Objects: Designs Against the Homeless (Minnesota, 2017), explores how the things of our world are sometimes designed to push the homeless population out of shared public spaces. His co-edited books include Postphenomenological Investigations (Lexington, 2015) and the forthcoming Postphenomenology and Imaging.
    Read more about the keynote lecture.
    His lecture is intended for the academic community at Tilburg University and free of charge, but please register via Ghislaine van den Maagdenberg: g.vdnmaagdenberg@tilburguniversity.edu.
  • Book discussion: “Mindf*ck - Cambridge Analytica And The Plot To Break America" by Christopher Wylie
    5th of November 2019 - Tables 7th floor M 13.00-14.00 - Chapter I, II & III
    12th of November 2019 - Tables 7th floor M 13.00-14.00 - Chapter IV, V & VI
    19th of November 2019 - Tables 7th floor M 11.00-12.00 - Chapter VII, VIII & IX
    26th of November 2019 - Tables 7th floor M 13.00-14.00 - Chapter X, XI & XII

All the information can also be found on www.tilt25.com.