After last years success Insomnia will continue to present its seminar program at Tromsø Library. The venue provides a great setting for conversations where everyone is invited to join in. This year the topics of discussion is the effects on hate speech and false information online on our society, and the possibility of changing the way we conduct political decision making into a digital voting system.
How is hate speech and false information spread, who is it targeted at and how does this sort of content circulate on our social media platforms? How is fake information and hate speech online contributing to the polarisation of our society? How are political persons and parties taking advantage of this and using it in their struggle for power? And what role, if any, should the large social media coorporations have in moderating its content? Could we all vote digitally case by case on political issues? Are we well enough informed to do so or should we leave it to the “expert” politicians to find the solutions for us? Would digital paperless voting be a safe solution for future political decision making, and if so are we ready to take the responsibility it comes with?
These are some of the questions that we will discuss in the panels Dangerous and Digital - The Hate that Controls the World and Digital Democracy - Dangerous E-Voting vs. Powerful Innovation to Collaborate.
After the panels we invite you to take part in a practical workshop to create playful conversational tools (in other words, games) about the topics and conversations that emerged from the panels. Learn how boardgames can be used by policymakers, advocates and educators to explain complex ideas, explore different scenarios and weigh the trade-offs of a decision in a safe environment.
Read more about the seminar and the participants here!