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Technology vs Ethics: Art Exhibition

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Technology VS Ethics : Net Neutrality and Digital Privacy Philosophy

Friday 22 September - 5pm-11pm

Saturday 23 September - 5pm-11pm

Join us for a compelling 2 day art exhibition from as 11 artists aim to expose you to a variety of perspectives and opinions, in the hope that you will form your own digital privacy philosophy and seek to protect it through protest.

This exhibiton is FREE to attend, hosted at The Concept London, a newly launched events warehouse.


Message behind the art

Both the UK and US government have been recently debating and changing ideas around net neutrality, however, it is a worldwide issue as the internet is in worldwide use. Exhibition curator C A T is concerned about the level of public awareness with which these subjects are being discussed and deliberated upon. Surely privacy of the public should be a public issue?

Net neutrality is often discussed as one of the key issues that will shape the future of the internet. It revolves around the idea that all internet data traffic should be treated equally, with no content provider able to gain an advantage over another through a larger budget.

If net neutrality isn't protected, the internet would mirror our hierarchal social systems. like first class plane tickets, the rich would pay for a more comfortable, efficient experience. Leaving the power of who sees what content faster/more/less in the hands of corporations instead of on an equal playing field. These companies would also control what we see and what we don't see.

The internet has become the worlds largest modern source of information. Knowledge, fundamentally, is power. If not protected we could face a future where the general public do not control where or why their own information is used, and will be shown what to think by people who have profit as a priority over education. Society must now form their own ideas and beliefs about how and why this information should be used so that we may engage each other in this critical debate.

The principle that all digital traffic on any network should be treated the same goes back to the very beginning of the web and for many represents the whole ethos of an open internet, free information for all, unrestricted by corporate control. We must educate ourselves in this in order to not have these decisions made without public opinion. Those in support of net neutrality argue that the internet providers that build the pipes for content should just run the networks and have no say over how and what content flows to consumers, as long as it is legal. Internet provider companies argue that an internet with faster and slower lanes is inevitable in today's data-reliant world.


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Rosie Mclellan Gearty

Dexter Stokes Mellor

Hannah Tomlinson

Babette Whiting

Roedominic Ewan

Seren Metcalfe

Zhiwen Liang

Yi Jung Lee

kieran ryan

Inga Tilda

C A T


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