Theresia Reinhold is a historian and filmmaker who works around surveillance, digitalisation and militarisation - as well in reality as in popular culture. In the past she has been working for a digital rights organisation and several media outlets. Ms Reinhold shoots short and medium-length movies on socio-political topics, jumping between fiction and documentary with some of her films been screened on international festivals.
Another focus of her research is structural social discrimination. Currently she is working on the media-project “Information - What are they looking at?” which aims to be a documentary on privacy with a very strong focus on accessibility and inclusion.
Data retention, State Sponsored Attacks on Twitter, Journalists being blocked from doing their work, Big Data and still “Nothing to Hide”?
Despite the many threads faced by a growing amount of people and more and more people fighting against surveillance, data retention and the misuse of Big Data, these topics still have not reached the mainstream. This talk focuses on how accessibility to information in the „digital age“ is crucial – but deliberately blocked.
Data retention, state-sponsored attacks on Twitter, journalists being blocked from doing their work, Big Data and still “Nothing to Hide”? Despite the many threats faced by a growing number of people and with more and more people fighting against surveillance, data retention and the misuse of Big Data, we still do not reach the mainstream. This talk tries to understand why we “lost the people” on these topics.
In this short talk, Theresia will present the documentary and media project „Information. What are they looking at?“ dealing with privacy and surveillance but also with their connection to global hierarchies. Leaving the filter-bubble and providing information and explanation in easily understandable, accessible and inclusive format(s) is the goal of Theresia's work.
Popular Culture picks up on a vast amount of political issues. We want to analyze how the re:presentation of Secret Services has changed in films and TV Shows after the leaks of Edward Snowden.
Popular Culture or “Mainstream”-Media is a means of transporting information to a lot of people in relatively little time and with low barriers concerning education, knowledge, class etc. Hence, Popular Culture usually has quite a big impact on collective memory and imagination of events and situations.
In this context we want to shed light upon the re:presentation of Secret Services since the Snowden Revelations focusing on films and TV Shows. For this research we also looked upon media published before June 2013 and try to understand how the re:presentation has, if so, changed afterwards and in which contexts Secret Services are pictured as “the good” or “the bad” side of a story.
RightsCon 2017 in Brussels