Disinformation Camp

During the Disnovation.org residency in Helsinki, m-cult will organise a workshop and two public events with artists Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska.

Sat-Sun 17.
-19.5.2019 @ m-cult Vallila

At a time when news consumption is increasingly digital, the manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. Disinformation Camp is a 3 days intensive workshop with Aalto University focusing on the topics of computational propaganda and the influence of public opinion online. It will investigate this field through lectures, discussions, case studies, screenings and practical experiments.

Online culture wars detail of map with memes

Fri 17.5. 1 PM-3 PM Aalto University @ Väre Lecture room F101 Otaniementie 14, Espoo

Progress, innovation, disruption and endless growth are cornerstones of our contemporary economies, social systems, even personal faiths and belief. The very pervasiveness and prevalence of these values requires that we uncover, create and circulate counter-narratives and world views. How does the act of excavating the failures, aberrations and paradoxes of techno-science become a fruitful tactic to inform a better understanding of our technological society? What could be the performative powers of a popularization of divergent models and technocritical stances? How could this contribute to complexify our views and inform our choices as a society in an era of rampant techno-solutionism facing paramount challenges like those of the Anthropocene?

Fri 24.5. 5 PM - 6 PM Pixelache Festival @ Solu space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki

In the final event at Pixelache festival Disnovation.org and camp participants will share the workshop process with practitioners and audiences.