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What do we mean when we say ‘content moderation’? Digital Censorship, Surveillance and Creative Workers

Skawennati, Kahentéhshon at the White House, machinimagraph from The Peacemaker Returns, 2017
Skawennati, Kahentéhshon Meets You-Know-Who, machinimagraph from The Peacemaker Returns, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Location: Hart House at the University of Toronto
Dates: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019

This symposium addresses urgent concerns regarding control of digital space within and beyond the art and creative communities in Canadian and international contexts. It explores how artists and creators can contribute to a more ethical web. Some of the key topics of the symposium include:

  • examples of activism against censorship and surveillance in the arts in the Canadian and international context
  • examples of current artist- and tech-involved initiatives of “taking back the web”
  • and potential empowering alternatives in the digital sphere

Your donation will enable us to provide free admission for those who would not be able to attend the symposium for lack of funds. It will help us to create a more inclusive and accessible program, as we believe financial circumstances should not be a barrier to participating and sharing valuable perspectives with the broader community.

Donations of $5 CAD and above will receive a tax receipt from the University of Toronto.

Featured Speakers and Co-facilitators:
Jillian C. York [Berlin] (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Skawennati [Montreal] (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace)
Mathias Jud [Berlin] (Can you hear me?)
Jonathan Penney [Halifax] (Citizen Lab, Dalhousie U)
Sarah Friend [Toronto/Berlin] (Our Networks)
Garry Ing [Toronto] (OCAD U, Our Networks)
Dante Sanchez [Toronto] (Toronto Mesh)
Connor Turland [Toronto] (Holochain)
Dawn Walker (Toronto Mesh, University of Toronto)

Curator: Pegah Vaezi — MVS Curatorial Studies Candidate, Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto


Donations $5 CAD and more
To express our thanks, we will add your name to our list of supporters on the symposium website (if not anonymous).
You will receive a donation tax receipt from the University of Toronto.

Donations $50 CAD and more
Your name will receive a recognition as a supporter at the event (if not anonymous).
We will add your name to our list of supporters on the symposium website.
You will receive a 25% discount code for 1 Full symposium ticket (if attending).
You will receive a donation tax receipt from the University of Toronto.

Donations $100 CAD and more
Your name will receive a recognition as a supporter at the event (if not anonymous).
Your name or your organization will receive a recognition as a supporter on our social media, website and brochure.
You will receive a 50% discount code for 1 Full symposium ticket (if attending).
You will receive a donation tax receipt from the University of Toronto.

Donations $200 and above
Your name will receive a recognition as a supporter at the event (if not anonymous).*
Your name will appear as a supporter on our brochure, website and social media.
You will be added to our VIP guest list at the symposium.
You will receive a donation tax receipt from the University of Toronto.
Any dollar amount of donation after the first $20 CAD will go towards free admission for those those who cannot attend otherwise.

* If you or your organization are interested in becoming a co-sponsor for the symposium, please contact us directly at pegah.vaezi@mail.utoronto.ca.

To register for the symposium, click here to go to the event’s Brown Paper Tickets page.

Symposium - Digital Censorship, Surveillance and Creative Workers

CONTACT US

For more information, please contact us:

Pegah Vaezi
Curator