Organized by AU Data Lab: http://datalab.au.dk/currently/events/show/artikel/come-join-us-for-the-first-lunch-talk-in-2017/
Abstract: As part of the Great Firewall of China, the Golden Shield Project, a massive surveillance and censoring system was initiated in the 1990s in China. The recent initiative of China’s social-credit system will assign a ‘social credit’ rating to every citizen based on their professions, social behaviors, online shopping habits and many others. This credit scoring system will collect data points through running algorithms and analyzing big data, which is connected to the entire rewards and punishment system. This presentation will discuss the Golden Shield Project and its relation to the latest social credit system. Few artistic and journalistic digital projects will be presented to examine how creativity could emerge from and through this highly controlled digital environment and how citizens may work against the internet censorship.