Research – consciousness – movement
Julia Janssen creates awareness of the impact of digitalization on our society. By making the complexity of information technology understandable for everybody; She is creating a movement towards truth-data ownership. So that we are able to choose who knows what about us.
"Julia Janssen shows the tremendous importance of art and culture in making us think about what is happening in our society. Secondly, she shows the absurdity of the premise of permission. Because how can this be 'informed consent?'" Said Kathalijne Buitenweg, a member of the Dutch Parliament for the Green Left (GroenLinks), during a debate on the future of the information society in the House of Representatives.
/ March 26, 2020 (postponed: Covid-19) > Jun 25&26 / presentation/ performance
0.0146 seconds / achter de klik / I-Interim Rijk – Dutch Ministry of Interior and Kingdom relations
/ April 2, 2020 (postponed: Covid-19) new date TBA / performance and live experiment
0.0146 seconds / Risk Event - ISACA, Spant – Bussum
/ April 9, 2020 (postponed: Covid-19) new date TBA / 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 7-9, 2020 (postponed: Covid-19) new date TBA / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / TUMULTINGENT, De Krook, Ghent
/ May 30-31, 2020 (postponed: Covid-19) May 2021 / exhibition
0.0146 seconds / Lentekabinet Festival, Amsterdam
/ Aug 27-30, 2020 / exhibition / performance
0.0146 seconds / Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland
/ TBA / performance and presentation
0.0146 seconds / Fixing The Internet: Data Sharing is caring, Freedomlab Campus – Amsterdam
/ Oct 17-25, 2020 / exhibition
Driving Dutch Design / Dutch Design Week 2020
previous talks and exhibition
Achter de Klik / Behind the Click
Julia Janssen takes you one journey behind the surface of the Internet. Because what happens on the other side of the screen when you click? The online universe has a lot to offer. But what price do we pay for access?
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#1 Klik hier om door te gaan / Click here to continue
Introduction and informed consent
With Kahtalijne Buitenweg, Member of the Dutch Parliament and vice-chairman of GroenLinks / The Green Left.
#2 Wij hechten veel waarde aan uw privacy / We really care about your privacy
Privacy concerns and associated values
With Marleen Stikker, Internet pioneer and founder of Waag – institute for technology and society.
#3 Door onze dienst te gebruiken / By using our service
Privacy as byproduct and choices
With Ruben Verborgh, Professor decentralized webtechnology and teammember at Solid
#4 Wij verzamelen informatie over jou / We collect information about you
Data and more data
With Haroon Sheikh, senior reseacher at WRR - wetenschappelijke raad voor regeringsadvies /scientific council for government policy
#5 Om onze dienst te verbeteren / To improve our services
Innovation and Internet 'users'
With Jos van Dijk, Joyce Baars and Marc Carton, I-Interim Rijk IT government agency of the Ministry of the Interior | This episode is made for the I-Interim Rijk Conference
There is a difference between the physical and the digital. In the physical world, we understand the rules. We have intuition to detect when conditions are unfair or when the power is unbalanced. In the digital world, we lack that intuition.
In the physical world, we also understand our identity. We know when to be a friend, a professional, a student, a child, or a parent, and we know how to choose which one for each situation. In the digital world, we do not understand our identity in the same way. Instead, our identity is determined by companies and institutions; it is composted by data and algorithms.
Julia Janssen is a Design Researcher, Artist, and public speaker about digitalization and society.
Studio Janssen challenges social, political, and economic implications in technology. She highlights complex and hidden patterns that are often unseen or taken for granted. Her storylines are imaginative, current, and innovative. She explains the complexity of new technical and social problems and makes people capable of formulating an opinion about new challenges. She creates room for redefinition, questions, and ideas.
During Art school (Graphic Design Arnhem, ArtEZ Institute of Arts 2012-16), she developed an interest in data and technology: user- and privacy policies, our relationship with social media, and alternative economics.
With her graduation project, Bank of Online Humanity (2016), she stated, "We have been enslaved by the data business," pointing to the economic value of personal data and the monetization of people's attention. This project won the Crypto Design Award, audience vote. From that moment, she dedicated her practice as an artist to data sovereignty and the future of the internet.
In 2017 she received a grant for Talent Development from Creative Fund NL and a Pionier Grant from SIDN fund for Innovation and Internet. Fifteen months of research about data economics resulted in The Attention Fair – An installation with 12 games, visuals, and experiments about the value of (personal).
In 2019 she started the reading out loud performance' 0.0146 seconds' – collectively, we are reading and recording 835 privacy policies that got accepted with just one click on 'got it.' This project shows the fragile position of the internet user and the manipulative strategies of internet economics.
Currently, she is working on a new project about information and identity and recently started a podcast Achter de Klik (Behind the Click).
/ Feb 27, 2020 / performance and panel
0.0146 seconds / De staat van het Internet - Waag, OBA – Amsterdam
/ Jan 27-28 2020 / exhibition
The Attention Fair / Data Sharing Days 2020 – The Hague
/ January 27-28 2020 / exhibition
0.0146 seconds / The Big Brother Awards, Tivoli Vredenburg – Utrecht
/ November 14 2019 / exhibition & award nomination
The Attention Fair / ECP annual congress for the information society
/ October 19-28 2019 / performance
0.0146 seconds / Dutch Design Week, Ketelhuisplein
/ September 19-22 2019 / exhibition
The Attention Fair / Todays Art Festival / The Hague
/ September 21 2019 / panel
Art & Consciousness in 2020 and beyond / Todays Art Festival / The Hague
/ August 16 2019 / workshop
Attention Fair workshop / Cubiss, Innovation in libraries
/ June 28 2019 / lecture
Het product van de internet economie / Symposium Post-Master IT-Auditing & Advisory,
Erasmus Univerty Rotterdam
/ May 23 2019 / article
:i:am the product of my own information / Pervasive Labour Union – Zine
/ April 16 2019 / lecture
TITL 25th- conference / Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society
/ March 28 2019 / exhibition
The Attention Fair / Beyond Data – van de Valk Hotel, Eindhoven
/ March 7-8 2019 / exhibition
The Attention Fair / Moneylab #6 Infrastructures of Money, Siegen, Germany
/ Dec 6 2018 / presentation
The Kick - Design for good / karibu Café, Utrecht
/ Oct 20-28 2018 / exhibition
The Attention Fair / Dutch Design Week - Veem, floor 2, Eindhoven
/ Oct 6 2018 / exhibition
The Attention Fair / Innovate Experience - Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem
/ June 2018 / panel
Sociale top, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom relations
/ June 2018 / talk
Fixing the Internet: Privacy and Data Beyond GDPR / Freedomlab Campus
/ May 2018 / article
Vooruit willen door achteruit te lopen / privacy-web
/ May 2018 / article
About studio Julia Janssen / Dutch Design Daily
/ April 2018 / article
Hoe maken we van data een werkbare valuta? / marketing facts
/ March 2018 / interview
Wij zijn het product van onze eigen informatie /
Talk Show - Top Names by Technology and Innovation Platform Fast Moving Targets
/ Dec 2017 / article
Bank of Online Humanity / The Dark Side – Ontwerp Platform Arnhem
/ Nov 2017 / panel
Weapons of Math Destruction / TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
A panel discussion about algorithmic decision making and biases in algorithms with Cathy O'Neil
/ Okt 2017 / interview
Talent Ontwikkeling / ArtEZ Art & Business
/ Nov 2017 / exhibition
Digital Haircut / ECP, Platform for The Information Society - The Hague
/ Sept 2017 / lecture
Data = currency, privacy = commodity / DESIGN MATTERS – Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
/ Nov 2016 / award
Winner Crypto Design Award, Audience vote / 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
Design & Research
Julia Janssen /
Based at the FreedomLab Campus Plantage Middenlaan 62, Amsterdam
New & in development
Aug 2020 - March 2021/ New project
non-discimination by design
Developing principles for ethical Ai. Commissioned by the Dutch Government.
The principles will be developed by a small team of lawyers, data-scientist and political scientists – under the direction of Bart van der Sloot.
Julia Janssen will take part as the designer of the principles and publication of the research.
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April 2020 / performance
FutureLab: informatiehuishouding van het rijk in 2030
Jan 2020 / interview
Data Sharing Days 2020
Otc 2019 / page 3 in national newspaper
"Binnen 0,0146 seconden wisten 835 bedrijven wie Julia was. Ze vatte het angstbeeld in een kunstwerk" photo by Raymond Rutting
Dec 2019 / Speech and performance
Dutch Data Protection Authority
"What does 'informed consent' mean, when one-click on 'accept' has 835 destinations?"
Oct 2019 / national television
VPRO de Toekomstbouwers / Future Builders
Nov 2019 / page 17 in national newspaper
"826 pagina's aan privacyvoorwaarden: ‘Met één klik geef je al je data uit handen’"
Oct 2019 / interview national radio
NPO radio 1, 8:00 journal
Oct 2019 / interview on national television
Editie NL, RTL4
May 2019 / interview national radio
BNR digitaal, BNR nieuwsradio
Sept 2018 / 1 minute portrait docu
Sept 2018 / interview
Data & Identity}
watch #1 Klik hier om door te gaan / click here to continue
watch #2 Wij hechten veel waarde aan uw privacy / We really care about your privacy
watch #3 Door onze dienst te gebruiken / By using our service
watch #4 Wij verzamelen data over jou/
We collect data about you
watch #5 Om onze dienste te verbeteren/
To improve our servivec
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