Julia Janssen is a Design Researcher, Artist, and Public Speaker with a background in graphic design. In 2016, she noted: “We have been enslaved by the data business.” By this, she means the lack of control for the data producers and the increasing capital (and power) tech companies are gaining by surveillance capitalism.
Studio Julia Janssen investigates the impact of technology on society. She specializes in the ownership of personal data, the monetary value of information, the changing concept of privacy, and the future of (digital) identity.
Trough games, performances, experiments, visualizations, and presentations, she reveals the underlying structures of Internet economics: we are no Facebook or Google users, no Netflix watcher, or Amazon customer. We are their product.
With her work, she explores how to design the Internet in a way that both data control and data sharing are default.
Based at the FreedomLab Campus
Plantage Middenlaan 62, Amsterdam
The Attention Fair website
Media and cool stuff to share
March 26, 2020 / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / I-Interim Rijk – Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom relations – Maarssen
Data Sharing Days 2020 (video)
April 2, 2020 (postponed: Covid) new date TBA / performance and live experiment
0.0146 seconds / Risk Event - ISACA, Spant – Maarssen
April 9, 2020 / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / Future Lab Toekomstverkenning: ‘De informatiehuishouding van het Rijk in 2030’ (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) - Nieuwspoort, The Hague
May 1-3, 2020 / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / Here Comes The Summer Festival, Vlieland
May 7-9, 2020 / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / TUMULTINGENT, De Krook, Ghent
May 30-31, 2020 / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / Lentekabinet Festival, Amsterdam
Wit a Pionier Grant from SIDN fund for Innovation and Internet Projects, I'll be working the coming months on a new research project about information and identity.
TBA / performance and presentation
0.0146 seconds / Fixing The Internet: Data Sharing is caring, Freedomlab Campus – Amsterdam
A project in the spotlight:
On October 19, 2019 11:00
I started reading...
In one-click, 0.0146 seconds, you accept 835 privacy policies.
It will take hundreds of hours to read all these conditions. An inhumane difference to the 0.0146 seconds in which you thoughtlessly clicked agree - An inhumane task for a single person to read this all. So let's do it together!
An act against the exploitation mechanics of the data economy for the sake of control and ownership of data.
We take time to read, because it’s about time we no longer just accept. It’s time to demonopolize the Internet. It’s time to end data slavery. It’s time that I get control over my data.
Don’t just accept it. Read with us!
For 6-12 months (until all 835 policies are read and recorded), the 0.0146 seconds radio-studio travels to different locations and events.
Please contact me if you would like to host an exhibition or want to
participate as a reader.
selection of exhibitions, talks, lectures and writings
performance and panel / February 27, 2020
0.0146 seconds / De staat van het Internet - Waag, OBA – Amsterdam
exhibition / January 27-28 2020
The Attention Fair / Data Sharing Days 2020 – The Hague
exhibition / January 27-28 2020
0.0146 seconds / The Big Brother Awards, Tivoli Vredenburg – Utrecht
exhibition & Award Nomination/ November 14 2019
The Attention Fair / ECP annual congress for the information society
NPO radio 1 (radio)
performance / October 19-28 2019
0.0146 seconds / Dutch Design Week, Ketelhuisplein
exhibition / September 19-22 2019
The Attention Fair / Todays Art Festival / The Hague
panel / September 21 2019
Art & Consciousness in 2020 and beyond / Todays Art Festival / The Hague
workshop / August 16 2019
Attention Fair workshop / Cubiss, Innovation in reading, writing and
information for education and libraries
Editie NL, RTL4 (television)
lecture / June 28 2019
Het product van de internet economie / Symposium Post-Master IT-Auditing &
Advisory, Erasmus Univerty Rotterdam
article / May 23 2019
:i:am the product of my own information / Pervasive Labour Union – Zine
lecture / April 16 2019
TITL 25th- conference / Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society
exhibition / March 28 2019
The Attention Fair / Beyond Data – van de Valk Hotel, Eindhoven
BNR nieuwsradio, BNR digitaal (radio)
exhibition / March 7-8 2019
The Attention Fair / Moneylab #6 Infrastructures of Money –
Museum of Modern Art - Siegen, Germany
presentation / Dec 6 2018
The Kick - Design for good / karibu Café, Utrecht
One minute | Portrait Docu
exhibition / Okt 20-28 2018
The Attention Fair. / Dutch Design Week - Veem, floor 2, Eindhoven
exhibition / Okt 6 2018
The Attention Fair. / Innovate Experience - Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem
panel / June 2018
Sociale top / different locations in Utrecht
Commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior.
talk . / June 2018
Fixing the Internet: Privacy and Data Beyond GDPR / Freedomlab Campus
article / May 2018
voor uit willen door achteruit te lopen / privacy-web
article / May 2018
about studio Julia Janssen / Dutch Design Daily
article / April 2018
Hoe maken we van data een werkbare valuta? / marketing facts
interview / March 2018
Wij zijn het product van onze eigen informatie / Talk Show - Top Names by
Technology and Innovation Platform Fast Moving Targets
article / Dec 2017
Bank of Online Humanity / The Dark Side – Ontwerp Platform Arnhem
panel / Nov 2017
Weapons of Math Destruction / TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
A panel discussion about algorithmic decisionmaking and biases in algorithms
with Cathy O'Neil
interview / Okt 2017
Talent Ontwikkeling / ArtEZ Art & Business
exhibition / Nov 2017
Digital Haircut / ECP, Platform for The Information Society - The Hague
lecture / Sept 2 2017
Data = currency, privacy = commodity / DESIGN MATTERS ‘Moneytalks’
– Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
award / Nov 2016
Winner Crypto Design Award, Audience vote / institute of network cultures
- Paradiso, Amsterdam
Career and Education
career / march 2018
Guest teacher / HKU Graphic Design, third year students, research projects, Utrecht
career / May 2017 – Nov 2017
Graphic Designer and Creative / Samdexy maakt merken, Arnhem
career / Sept-Dec 2016
Temporary coördinator Graphic- and Interaction Design / ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem
career / Sept-Dec 2015
Graphic Design Intern / Lesley Moore, Amsterdam
education / 2012–2016
Graphic Design (BA) / ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem