Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

TILT studies emerging technologies and their impact on the individual and society, recognizing the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values & human rights.

GikII Workshop

TILTing 2017 will contain a ‘GikII’ inspired event. On Friday afternoon, or even Friday all day submissions permitting, we will host a GikII style Workshop. GikII brings together the  worlds of law, technology and popular culture.

GikII represents serious academic scholarship, but with a twist. Topics of the first GikII in 2006 included surveillance strategies in the novels of Harry Potter; how to avoid building open source killer robots; whether we need a new legal regime for the regulation of virtual property; copyright law, anime, fansubs ; comparative pornography law, TRIPS and Japanese manga; virtual world governance; the law of entropy and old computers; technophobia and technophilia; and much, much more.

If you have a paper burning for the oxygen of publicity on any aspect of law AND technology, science, geek culture, blogs, popular culture, wikis, science fiction or fantasy, computer games, digital culture, gender on-line, MMORPGS, virtual property or online human personae, then GikII is your place. Check out the GikII website for presentations of the 2016 GikII held in London.

The TILTing 2017 conference system contains a GikII track selector allowing you to enter your suggestion for a GikII presentation on Friday 19 May 2017. A geeky title and abstract suffices for now.