Julia Janssen is an Artist, Designer and Researcher

–Who talks a lot about data


October 2020 / New Project

Why :i:like Green

at Dutch Design Week 2020, soon more information

August 25 -26 2020 – Performance

0.0146 seconds & Into The Great Wide open

A special edition of 0.0146 seconds for Into The Great Wide Open – THE MAGAZINE

825 pages printed on microfilm – and will be preserved for the next 500 years. (750 copies – sold out)

For sale

Aug 2020 - March 2021/ Coming Up

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.


Jan 2020 / interview

Data Sharing Days 2020

Otc 2019 / page 3 in national newspaper

De Volkskrant

"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

Talent Development

Sept 2018 / interview

Talent Development


Achter de Klik / Behind the Click

Podcast (Dutch)


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?

Due to new projects and exhibitions, Achter de Klik Podcast will be on pause until November 2020.

/ Oct 17-25, 2020 / exhibition

Driving Dutch Design, RE-VALUE / Dutch Design Week 2020

/ Oct 17-25, 2020 / exhibition

Why :i:like Green / Dutch Design Week 2020

achter de klik – Podcast / behind the click


"I agree with the terms," "click here to continue." A click on "accept" comes in many variations - and we thoughtlessly click. But what do we permit?


Julia Janssen creates awareness about the impact of digitalization on our society – mainly focussed on data ownership. She takes her audience on a journey behind the surface of the Internet. The online universe has a lot to offer. But what price do we pay for access? Because also in cyberspace counts: nothing is for free. When it seems to be free, then you are their product.


As a designer and artist, she develops innovative yet accessible perspectives on the complex world of information technology. She creates interaction with the audience, and her work offers room for interpretation. She makes people - from ordinary citizens to politicians - think about the function of privacy, the value of data, the importance of digital sovereignty, and the future of online identity.


Julia Janssen creates movement towards data-ownership.


During Art school (Graphic Design Arnhem, ArtEZ Institute of Arts 2012-16), Janssen 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 Onternet.


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 started recently with a podcast: Achter de Klik (Behind the Click).



Apple Podcast


We Do Not Accept

Julia Janssen is part of driving Dutch Design 2020

visit our exhibition RE-VALUE at Dutch Design Week 2020, Eindhoven



selection of exhibitions, talks, lectures and writings

/ Okt 2017 / interview

 Talent Ontwikkeling / ArtEZ Art & Business

/ Dec 2017 / article

 Bank of Online Humanity / The Dark Side – Ontwerp Platform Arnhem

/ May 2018 / article

 Vooruit willen door achteruit te lopen / privacy-web

/ May 2018 / article

 About studio Julia Janssen / Dutch Design Daily

/ June 2018 / talk

 Fixing the Internet: Privacy and Data Beyond GDPR / Freedomlab Campus

/ June 2018 / panel

Sociale top, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom relations

 career / May 2017 – Nov 2017

 Graphic Designer and Creative / Samdexy maakt merken, Arnhem

/ Sept 2017 / lecture

 Data = currency, privacy = commodity / DESIGN MATTERS Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

/ Nov 2017 / panel

 Weapons of Math Destruction / TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

 A panel discussion about algorithmic decision making and biases in algorithms with Cathy O'Neil

/ Nov 2016 / award

 Winner Crypto Design Award, Audience vote / Paradiso, Amsterdam

 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

 career / march 2018

 Guest teacher / HKU Graphic Design, third year students, research projects, Utrecht

/ Nov 2017 / exhibition

 Digital Haircut / ECP, Platform for The Information Society -  The Hague

/ 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

/ Oct 20-28 2018 / exhibition

 The Attention Fair / Dutch Design Week - Veem, floor 2, Eindhoven

/ Dec 6 2018 / presentation

 The Kick - Design for good / karibu Café, Utrecht

/ April 16 2019 / lecture

 TITL 25th- conference / Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society

 / September 21 2019 / panel

 Art & Consciousness in 2020 and beyond / Todays Art Festival / The Hague

/ 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

/ 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

/ Oct 6 2018 / exhibition

 The Attention Fair / Innovate Experience - Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

/ June 28 2019 / lecture

 Het product van de internet economie / Symposium Post-Master IT-Auditing & Advisory,

 Erasmus Univerty Rotterdam

/ August 16 2019 / workshop

 Attention Fair workshop / Cubiss, Innovation in libraries

/ May 23 2019 / article

 :i:am the product of my own information / Pervasive Labour Union – Zine

/ August 25 -26 / performance

0.0146 seconds / Into The Great Wide Open (special event) – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

/ TBA / performance and presentation

0.0146 seconds / Fixing The Internet: Data Sharing is caring, Freedomlab Campus – Amsterdam

/ 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

/ May 2021 / exhibition

0.0146 seconds / Lentekabinet Festival, Amsterdam

Due to COVID-19, many events are canceled or postponed. I hope to announce more events soon.

/ 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

career and education

/ Jan 27-28 2020 / exhibition

 The Attention Fair / Data Sharing Days 2020 – The Hague

/ Feb 27, 2020 / performance and panel

 0.0146 seconds / De staat van het Internet - Waag, OBA – Amsterdam

#1  Klik hier om door te gaan / Click here to continue

With Kahtalijne Buitenweg


#0 Voordat je klikt / Before you click

Compilation episode 1-5


#2  Wij hechten veel waarde aan uw privacy / We really care about your privacy

With Marleen Stikker


#3  Door onze dienst te gebruiken

/ By using our service

With Ruben Verborgh

#4  Wij verzamelen informatie over jou / We collect information about you

With Haroon Sheikh


#5  Om onze dienst te verbeteren / To improve our services

With  I-Interim Rijk IT


"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.

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Achter de klik – Podcast / behind the click

watch #0 voordat je klikt / before you click

compilation 90 seconds

episode 1-5

watch #1 Klik hier om door te gaan / click here to continue

With Kathalijne Buitenweg

watch #2 Wij hechten veel waarde aan uw privacy / We really care about your privacy With Marleen Stikker

watch #3 Door onze dienst te gebruiken / By using our service

With Ruben Verborgh

watch #4 Wij verzamelen data over jou / We collect data about you

With Haroon Sheikh

watch #5 Om onze dienste te verbeteren / To improve our service

With I-Interim Rijk