BYE, BYE NORMS, HELLO EMPOWERMENT!
Norms and stereotypes play a delimiting role yet can be found everywhere. Even in the realm of digital self-presentation. When people who break the norms gain visibility, what effect does this have? An insightful look at the discussion on self-enactment and empowerment.
By Maria Rutschke
My Networked Images
The unit My Networked Images tackles the production, distribution and consumption of images that circulate online on a daily basis, and is dedicated to questions of (self-)presentation, amongst others.
Tracking My Data
ages 12–20 / 90 Min.
The moment we start surfing online, our data is collected, stored and processed. When we interact with digital images, what kind of data trail do we leave and what is it used for? The students discover new options to allow them to use the internet autonomously, creatively and more securely.
Copy & Pose
ages 12–20 / 90 Min.
The realm of social media is a playground for self-presentation. How do images of influencers affect our self-image and the way we see things? And what kinds of opportunities does media (self )enactment hold out? Using examples from art, pop culture and everyday life, students acquire strategies for dealing critically with the images they encounter on the internet.
secondary levels I and II (ages 13–19)
What can machines read in our faces and what is this information used for? Comprehensive teaching material including extensive preparation material for teachers, background information, videos and worksheets that can be worked on digitally or printed out. Download now for free!
When Beauty Is Standardised
With just a few clicks you can fundamentally change your appearance on social media and elsewhere – using beauty filters. The filters that are used operate according to very strict patterns. Does this produce standardised ideals of beauty? And what does all this have to do with privacy?
By Sophie-Charlotte Opitz
Technology between Support and Suppression
Facial recognition is a procedure that can help in the (timely) detection and solving of crimes, identity verification and various forms of surveillance. Why are cameras used to automatically capture pictures of people’s faces, what are these images then used for and what does this mean in terms of data protection?