Brussels (November 17 - December 2, 2007)

Jonctions / Verbindingen 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

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How does the information we seize in search engines circulate, what
happens to our data entered in social networking sites, health records,
news sites, forums and chat services we use? Who is interested? How does the market of the electronic profile function? These questions constitue
the framework of the E-traces project.

For this, we started to work on Yoogle!, an online game. This game,
still in an early phase of development will allow users to play with the
parameters of the web 2.0 economy and to exchange roles between the
different actors of this economy. On Sunday November 25 we will show a
first demo of this game, accompanied by a public discussion with
lawyers, artists and developers. The discussion and lecture are meant to
analyse more deeply the mechanism of the economy behind its friendly
interface, the speculation on profiling, the exploitation of free labor,
but also to develop further the scenario of the game.