25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Data as the 21st Century’s Most Valuable Commodity
Digital platforms represent directories in the extensive digital space, including browsers such as Google, social networks like Facebook, or the Amazon marketplace. Technology companies behind these platforms have become a brand new type of actors: especially strong economic players collecting data that provide them with great but invisible power. How to approach this new distribution of power in global economy and politics? What are the possibilities of politicians and consumers? What are the less problematic alternatives?
Professor of the Sociology of the Future of Work at Humboldt University Berlin and Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF). As a sociologist he deals with questions of technological change, labor, political economy and social inequality.
Researcher at the German public think-tank Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and publicist. She focuses mainly on social implications of technology, work and its future, commenting on current events in Germany. She has studied German and political science at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.
Sociologist and social theorist. He heads the Department of Civics and Philosophy at the Faculty of Education at Charles University. He also works at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In the spring semester of 2017, he worked as a Fulbright Fellow at Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA).
Journalist and moderator. He is the deputy director of the Masaryk Democratic Academy (MDA) and the editor of the bimonthly periodical Listy. He also worked for Literární noviny (2007–2009) and as a spokesperson for the Minister for Human Rights (2016–2017). He focuses on political programming and both Czech and Central European politics.
In cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Masaryk Democratic Academy.