Hack Belgium 28-30 March 2019

We were delighted to participate in Hack Belgium this year to host tech ethics discussions with budding entrepreneurs.

We also hosted a philosophy lunch on the opening day where we discussed everything from automating jobs to the future of VR and blockchain in projects like
https://decentraland.org/

Looking forward to Hack Belgium 2020 already!

Second meeting of the reading group, April 10th

For the 2nd meeting of the reading group onĀ April 10th, we will readĀ Chapters 2, 3 & 4 (p.27-127) of Shoshana Zuboff’s book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.

Please feel free to come along even if you missed our first session.

See the eventbrite page for more details, or get in touch if you have any questions via openphilosophynetwork@gmail.com

Full dates for OPN Reading Group on Shoshana Zuboff’s, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Here is the full schedule of dates:

And here is a breakdown of what we’ll be reading in each session:

Wed April 10th – chapters 2, 3, 4 (pp. 27 – 127)
Wed May 8th – chapters 5, 6, 7 (pp. 128 – 232)
Wed June 5th – chapters 8, 9, 10 (pp. 233 – 328)
Wed July 3rd – chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 (pp. 329 – 415)
Wed August 7th – chapters 15, 16, 17, 18 (pp. 416 – 525)

All the reading group sessions will take place at DigitYser, Boulevard d’Anvers / Antwerpselaan 40, Brussels.


Open Belgium 2019

We were delighted to be part of Open Belgium 2019, where Daniel gave a talk on tech ethics as a form of open philosophy.

Check out the blog post here:
http://2019.openbelgium.be/blogpost/tech-ethics-open-philosophy

Here are some great photos taken by Tim Schrijnemakers:


Tim Schrijnemakers [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Tim Schrijnemakers [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

And some reactions from the audience. There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for philosophy and technology!

Ton Zijlstra also wrote a reaction blog post to the talk, see below: