Speaker Announcement: Anne Mette Thorhauge
Let’s turn our digital natives into digital citizens
In the digital world we have created for ourselves, how much do we know about our rights as digital citizens? Anne Mette Thorhauge points to digital literacy as the means to understand how we, as political beings, can shape and master our digital environment.
Digital Education should not solely exist to prepare us for the digital market. Anne Mette will invite us to reflect on the deeply political and salient aspects of citizenship within the framework of contemporary and future technological advancements.
“Rights is not something you can give away by checking a box.”
On her quest to research digital literacy as a reference point for citizenship, she will address the challenges we are confronted with. Ones that we cannot deal with individually, but collectively as critical citizens. She will focus on different aspects of our online rights, and not just privacy. She believes that ticking a box under Terms of Agreement is not enough, nor it can moderate the threats to our basic human rights and identities.
Thinking about the future, she sees that the media and technology will conquer and affect more aspects of our lives than they do today; we cannot broaden their already increasing use, but we will soon be able to see more of our lives going digital.
“Activities like eating, sleeping, reading, or having children, will soon be something one can track, and turn into communication.”
Anne Mette will help us navigate the theme of Digital Education. Join us on June 12th, for a close-up at the corner of digital literacy as a question of citizenship.
- by Nicole Andreou
Anne Mette is an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, at the Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, and Chairwoman at The Media Council for Children and Young People in Denmark.
Navigating The Digital Maze
Follow the Red Thread
The digital world is a complex labyrinth with endless possibilities, leading in unexpected directions to places previously unknown. It’s not easy to navigate the digital maze; as technology continually evolves, so does the maze.
Tech and the digital universe are undefined. There seems to be no end, nor a clear path from beginning to end. We need to fully prepare ourselves for the digital reality to come.
Let the red thread of TEDxCopenhagen unravel in the many dark corners, down the steep alleyways of the digital labyrinth, with hopes of showing you a way through the ever changing future. What you learn and see might surprise you.
We’ll point the spotlight in five places. You’ll walk away with five avant-garde ideas. These TEDxCopenhagen 2017 speakers will give you clues to build your online path and relationship with its components. As technology scavengers themselves, they will share their ideas, excitement, potentials, and pitfalls worth spreading. A galloping digital future awaits where we use and master the next big things in tech.
Embark on a journey through spirituality, literacy, health, design and politics. Join us on June 12th. Prepare to be (a)mazed!
By Alexandra Connerty, Charlotte Zeuthen Lesenecal, Cornelia Fancher Brinkmann & Nicole Andreou