Join our #KAPTalks live with technologist and new media professor, Vladan Joler, to explore the digital extractivism tools of the information age.
The event takes place on Wednesday, 23 March at 17.00 CET / 16.00 GMT.
Planetary-scale Systems: Engines of new extractivism
Empowered by the digital extractivism tools of the information age, everything becomes a potential frontier for expansion.
From DNA codes in a human organism’s cell to vast landscape of human emotions, behavior and social relations to nature as a whole—everything becomes territory for the new extractivism.
Traditional colonial practices of control over critical assets, trade routes, natural resources and exploitation of human labor are still deeply embedded in the contemporary supply chains, logistics and assembly lines of digital content, products and infrastructure.
Continuing his #KAPtalks trilogy, technologist and New media professor Vladan Joler will explore how those relations define future development and distribution of wealth and power on a planetary scale.
Just us to reflect, explore and question different issues related to this new 21st century extractivism.
The Kapuscinski Development Lectures is an initiative funded by the European Commission.
About Vladan Joler
Vladan Joler is technologist and new media professor. He is the founder of the SHARE Foundation and a professor at the New Visual Media department at Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.
He runs the SHARE Lab, a research laboratory for studying data with the purpose of exploring different social and technical aspects, invisible infrastructure, algorithm transparency, labour exploitation, and different phenomena that emerged with the development and use of modern technology. This research included detailed analysis of business models, personal information exploitation processes, forms of hidden labour, surveillance economy, and algorithms hidden behind the walls of companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. This specific line of action represents a fusion of investigative and artistic approach and contains a wide array of different methodologies, a mixture of cyber forensic methods, data analysis and data visualization, cartography, media theory, and philosophy.
- Publication date
- 10 March 2022
- Directorate-General for International Partnerships