Symposium: Authenticity in the Digital Age

24 april 2023

When we call something authentic we consider it to be real and true. However, our comprehension of truth has been challenged over the years by emerging technologies, that we readily rely on. How to be authentic in the digital age? Join this Flow symposium and find out. (English)

Digitalization beyond truth
We live in an era in which digitalization has impacted us as deeply as affecting our perception of what is real and true. For example, we believe that our navigation app is giving us the fastest route to our destination, even though we’ve definitely been proven otherwise. Still, we blindly trust it. This is only a small, relatively innocent example, but smart algorithms are now present in many essential products and institutions, such as health care, education, (social) media and even in some legal sectors. We let them make important decisions for us and in the process, we often forget that they are created to nudge us towards certain (by companies) desired behavior. Can we even still make our own autonomous and authentic decisions? Or have we burned these bridges a long time ago? Let’s talk about it during this ‘Authenticity in the Digital Age’ symposium.
After the symposium there will be an optional drink at Grand Café Esplanade.

Time: 13:00-15:30 hrs.
Location: Blackbox, Esplanade building (Tilburg University).
Speakers: Karolina La Forse, Eric Postma and Haroon Khan.
Admission is free, registration required:
​​​​​​click here to register.


This symposium is organized by Studium Generale in cooperation with Study Association Flow and MindLabs.