AMP Blog: work department
Have you ever wondered who else can read your email or chat messages? Are you curious about information privacy and corporate control of our personal data online? The analogy is often made that email is as secure and private as sending a postcard, if that. The Internet is often touted as a place to share information freely, but does that mean that all of our information should be public knowledge?
"When they built the interstate highways through Detroit, they divided neighborhoods and paved a path to the suburbs. When we look at the digital divide, we see the information superhighway is doing the same thing: setting communities apart and giving the more affluent a path to abandon the city. For all of the Internet’s power to unite those of us who use it, how can we ensure that it does not divide us from those who don’t?"
Allied Media Projects is a co-presenter of two events as part of the openFrameworks worldwide developers conference in Detroit. We are hosting these events in partnership with Emergence Media, rootoftwo, Artserve Michigan, Work Department, MOCAD, and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.