DataWatchers is a project in which theory and a practical approach built upon each other. Workshops are being set up to map sentiments on the subject as well as to develop a method that enables Millennials and other people to live within the network with an awareness of the paradox of dependency that stretches the corners of society, of the tools that promises personal growth. By no means this project aims to discourage people to use connected devices, but to use them with full awareness while trusting, and knowing their own weaknesses and strengths towards them.
The Millennial Meetups are branched in two lines. One with a semi-structural group in Amsterdam with every two to three months a new topic within the framework of the digital and society. The other all over Europe with local groups. The first hosted by Jennifer, and sometimes a local expert, the latter with Marta Arniani and supported by Next Generation Internet. The report of the Barcelona workshop can be read at futuribile.org.
Rebooting the system from a Millennials’ perspective
The publication “A better place: towards a collective intelligence for Europe” was presented at the European Parliament on March 22, 2019, in the framework of the NGI event 30 Years of the Web: where do we go next? Within this publication you'll find the first outcomes of the Millennial Meetups.
Part of dealing with a digitizing world is knowing your weaknesses towards it. In the summer of 2019 a new DataWatchers workshop will be hosted in Amsterdam. In this workshop with the help of Critical Alignment Yoga we'll discover our habitual preferences, when they are triggered and how you might bend them. With this knowledge we'll turn towards our use of digital devices. When and how is this triggered by habit and (how) can we fight these habits? This workshop will be open to any generation.