Miriam Rasch: Being Autonomous in an Automated World

May 17

10:15 - 10:50

Grote Zaal
Keynote by Miriam Rasch

Miriam Rasch is a philosopher who writes books, essays and reviews about the impact of technology on our lives. In her opening keynote, Autonomy in times of Big Tech, Miriam Rasch guides herself and us towards the belief that we are in control. But how can we truly be autonomous at a time when Facebook claims to know you better than your own mother? Can we still be autonomous, or is autonomy a disguised form of egotism?

(Picture by Stuart Holt)

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Roland Duong
Journalist and program creator



Miriam Rasch
Writer & research coordinator Willem de Kooning Academy