[CANCELLED] Own Your Brain: Human Autonomy in a Digital Age
DATE / TIME
10 Nov, Sat
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House (TAH), Chamber
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This session is in English
Are we slaves to the algorithms of the Internet, subject to the controlled, often surreptitious machinations of invisible powers? German author and media studies professor, Miriam Meckel, warns that humanity is at a tipping point: as our mental processes become calculable, our potential is maximised, for better and for worse. How do we maintain independence over our own heads – as creative spaces, inner sanctum and refuge of the consciousness?
This session is made possible with the support of Goethe-Institut Singapore.
Miriam Meckel, PhD, is the publisher of WirtschaftsWoche, Germany’s largest weekly business publication. She holds a professorship for communication management at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. She is a bestselling book author who has published prolifically on the development of the Internet, digital life and the future of journalism. Her autobiographical book, Brief an mein Leben (Letter to my Life), formed the basis of an award-winning television movie.