Privacy, Democracy and Technology Workshop and Seminar
  • Privacy, Democracy and Technology Workshop and Seminar


    What does it mean to design a 'democratic' technology?

    Western democracies are under new pressures from digital technologies. Whereas before, the internet was seen as an exciting new platform to increase political engagement, encourage the participation of previously underrepresented groups, and improve innovation, now we understand that new forms of communication have created new arenas of power.


    This workshop will focus on the way that technology is changing democracy and the theories of privacy.

    Key takeaways:

    • Introduction to theories of democracy

    • An understanding of the democratic process, and how different technologies can impede or augment democratic institutions

    • A conceptual definition of privacy, and an understanding of why privacy is so important for humanity.

    This will be a live workshop with up to 20 people, facilitated by Alice Thwaite. The workshop will take place on Zoom. Links will be mailed to you before the workshop start time.


    We learn by doing. A seminar gives you the time and space to reflect on the concepts we learned in the workshop, and to come back to a community to discuss and refine your ideas.​


    A seminar includes:

    • A structured worksheet for independent study, which should take 3-5 hours
    • Constructive and positive feedback
    • 1 hour seminar with a small group of like minded individuals to discuss key topics

    Please note, we will book you into the seminar when you have completed the workshop.

    If you have selected 'Purchase as a gift' you will be emailed a gift card with a unique coupon code. This code can then be redeemed at checkout.

    • Level

      This package is suitable for all levels of experience.

    • Length

      Workshop: 2.5 hours

      Seminar: 3-5 hours independent study, 1 hour seminar