Meta(data)morphosis (Workshop)

Søren Rosenbak

All your metadata (data about data) gets collected on a massive scale: your location, who you talk to, chat with, when it happens, when you buy anything and so on. The collected pool of information alters your search results on Google, determines your targeted adds on Facebook, changes the price you pay on Amazon, determines whether intelligence agencies view you as a potential terrorist and much else. In this way we each have an online alias, a digital shadow, a data double. Who is this person? Who ARE you really, digitally speaking? And how is your metadata shaping your everyday life?

Meta(data)morphosis invites you to join a half­day workshop with the aim of exploring the nature of metadata: what it is, how it works and what it can be used for. We will engage these questions together through several exercises. Get ready to meet your digital shadow. No technical knowledge required, +16 years old. Bring curiosity, your smart device of preference (smartphone, tablet, laptop etc.) and your favourite pen.