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    We Are All Data -
    The Future of Reading, Authorship and Imagination under Ubiquitous Surveillanceen

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    Thursday, 27. April 2017, 19:00 - 20:00
    Goethe-Institut Hongkong Library

    German journalist and author Martin Schäuble meets Hong Kong based lawyer and academic Malavika Jayaram for a conversation about the future of writing and authorship in the digital age.

    Martin Schäuble started to write the dystopian novel “The Scanner” in 2013 while vacating in India, using the pseudonym Robert M. Sonntag. The book puts his characters in a fully digitized life environment where all printed material gets destroyed and humans are controlled by a few mega-companies. It was awarded the Business-Club-Prize at Literaturhaus Stuttgart.

    Schäuble will present selected chapters followed by a conversation with lawyer and academic Malavika Jayaram (Digital Asia Hub) based in Hong Kong. Both are enthusiastic and outspoken voices concerning the future of information freedom, future of writing and protection of authorship.

    Martin Schäuble
    Martin Schäuble (born 1978) became active in journalistic writing when he was in college. After High School he first worked as news journalist before studying political sciences in Berlin, Israel and autonomous areas of Palestine. He received his PhD for his work on the topic “Jihad” in 2011.

    As Non-fiction and novelist, Martin Schäuble focuses on the challenges and tensions between politics, cultures and religions – in their most radical expression. He includes interviews with contemporary witnesses and uses autobiographical examples of radicalized lives. Some of his books are listed under the “Best seven books for young readers” with the German radio station Deutschlandfunk.

    “An engrossing story about a future, with conspicuous parallels to current developments. A forceful novel…”
    Radio Fritz, RBB

    Malavika Jayaram
    Malavika Jayaram is the inaugural Executive Director of the Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, an independent not for profit think tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. A practising technology lawyer for over 15 years, she worked in London (at Allen & Overy and as a Vice President and Technology Counsel at Citigroup), and in India (as partner at Jayaram & Jayaram). She has been featured in the International Who’s Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers, and voted one of India’s leading lawyers (one of only 8 women) to be featured in the “40 under 45” survey conducted by Law Business Research, London. She is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and is on the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and the Executive Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous systems.

    Goethe-Institut Hongkong Library

    14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre
    2 Harbour Road
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    library@hongkong.goethe.org

    Language: English

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