MyData Futures

Short URL here: http://okf.fi/mydata-future

Slack: https://mydataglobal.slack.com/messages/C8SRG6QTY

The Imaginarium of MyData Futures


MyData Futures

Imaginizing the human-centric personal data future

This track imaginizes what a MyData world would or could look like. What will be different, and thanks to whom? What will emerge that is currently unthinkable, what new problems and issues? Who could the key characters in these stories be? What does a “MyData world” mean for different people, in different contexts? How can the MyData vision transform specific industries and activities?

We need stronger, more appealing (and not necessarily coherent) narratives for MyData, and for this we need to explore potential MyData futures. We might be looking for utopias or dystopias, but also everything in between: paradoxical, fun, desirable, messy, failed, complicated, incoherent, and ordinary data futures. For this, we will try to mix futures thinking methodologies with arts, fiction or design. The goal is to somehow feel and get a grip of the MyData futures.

This track will include at least one creative workshop. It is also interested in inputs from the fields of literature, movies, arts, as well as utopian visions. 

Links to external resources:

A pre-conference workshop on Speculative Data Futures is organized in connection with this track.

Keywords: future, imaginizing, narrative, utopia, dystopia


The Imaginarium of MyData Futures

Friday: Klubisali

10:45 - 14:30

TIME

Daniel Kaplan, Linnet Taylor, Oguzhan Gencoglu, Ren Watson, Ruaridh Thomson, Gregor Žavcer, Neelima Sailaja, Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester, Geoffrey Delcroix, Mikko Lampi

PRESENTERS AND MODERATOR

What could the future be like when we have access to our data, to MyData? What will be different, and for whom? What will emerge that is currently unthinkable - new services, situations, actors, and issues? Who could the key characters in these stories be? What does a “MyData world” mean for different people, in different contexts? How can the MyData vision transform specific industries and activities?

What we might learn from these different possible futures, in order to create to best possible MyData world?

We will tap into visions ranging from emerging technology projections to speculative fiction in our quest to explore wild, even provocative, future scenarios: paradoxical, fun, desirable, messy, failed, complicated, incoherent, and ordinary data futures. The goal is to somehow feel and get a grip of the MyData futures, and in the process, identify some of the challenges ahead.

This strack will take the form of a single discussion on the possible futures of a MyData world, divided in two sessions: One focussed on emerging technologies, their future trajectories, and the impact on MyData futures; including the potential and challenges; And another that looks at life, society, and the economy in a MyData future.

<b>Reporting from Speculative Data Futures Workshop</b>

Daniel Kaplan, FING

Speculative Data Futures Workshop was held prior to the conference. What kind of scenarios did the workshop team come up with?


<b>How many utopias?</b>

Linnet Taylor, TILT, Tilburg University

If every country creates its own MyData utopia, how many will look utopian to us? This talk will reflect on the possible outcome if the MyData model were scaled to the global level. I will consider how its meaning and practice might change across regions and cultures, how MyData could map onto different legal and social systems, and what we might learn from these possible futures about the questions the model should be able to answer.

<b>Future Roadmap Into MyData & AI</b>

Oguzhan Gencoglu, Top Data Science

As of today, artificial intelligence is nothing but a set of machine learning algorithms that (usually) learn from examples in order to perform certain tasks. Most of the high-performance algorithms are black-box models having high complexity and predictive/inference power but extremely low interpretability and transparency, i.e., they perform well but it is very difficult to pinpoint the logic during their decision process. This attribute of the current AI algorithms has been criticized by many and as a result, several initiatives (both academic and industrial) has been taken recently. As AI requires OurData to learn patterns from, unbiased, transparent and interpretable AI should be a significant goal of MyData community.

<b>Human awareness of AI and AI awareness of people</b>

Ren Watson and Ruaridh Thompson, MyLifeDigital

Juxtaposition of humans, AI/IAS/machine and the law (regulations that govern who can do what and with who's data). Thought provoking, including ethics, responsibility and opportunity for recourse. Human awareness of AI and AI awareness of people.

<b>LUNCH BREAK</b>

<b>Digital self in a decentralised world</b>

Gregor Žavcer, Datafund

What is our relationship to this digital self? Is it part of us? How much of our own agency are we giving up? Possibilities, questions and dangers are endless, and it starts with personal data today. The aim of this talk is not to provide answers but to raise questions and highlight the importance of ethics discussion about the future of personal data.

<b>Using Data Ethically to Create Future Media Experiences in Social Environments</b>

Neelima Sailaja, Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester, BBC/University of Nottingham

The Living Room is highly private, yet equally social and collaborative space. We are envisioning how smart objects (and their accompanying personal data) can influence highly customised media experiences. The living room of the future (LROF) explores future immersive media experiences that are driven by contextual data which are personal yet social.

<b>Our data, MyData, their data: sharing some speculative scenarios about the balance of power in future data sharing models</b>

Geoffrey Delcroix, CNIL

In 2017, CNIL (the french Data protection authority) innovation and foresight lab (LINC) published a foresight document about smart city (The Platform of a City, available online in French only) that ends with 4 scenarios for using data to restore the balance between public and private actors (in english here).

If we use these scenarios as starting points and mix them with with lessons-learned from our work around GDPR portability provisions, we can imagine several possible speculative scenarios for MyData Futures.

Maybe this food-for-thoughts might point us in the direction of a future where we think less about data protection alone and more about data control and personal agency ?

Session is moderated by: Mikko Lampi


SESSION SCRIPT

Friday, 10:45-14:30, Klubisali

Start:                                10:45

Opening:                        10:45 (3 minutes, moderator)                 

Intro of presenter 1:                10:48 (1 minutes, moderator)
Presenter 1:                        10:49 (15 min, Daniel Kaplan)

Q&A for presenter 1        :        (shared with the above time slot)

Intro of presenter 2:        11:05 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 2:                        11:06 (15 min, Linnet Taylor)

Q&A for presenter 2:        (shared with the above time slot)

Intro of presenter 3:        11:22 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 3:                        11:23 (15 min, Oguzhan Gencoglu)

Q&A for presenter 3:        (shared with the above time slot)

Intro of presenter 4:        11.39 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 4:                        11:40 (15 min, Ren Watson & Ruaridh Thompson)

Q&A for presenter 4:        (shared with the above time slot)

LUNCH                        12:00 - 13:15

Intro of presenter 5:        13:15 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 5:                        13:35 (15 min, Molly Schwartz)

Q&A for presenter 5:        (shared with the above time slot)

Intro of presenter 6:        13:36 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 6:                        13:37 (15 min, Gregor Žavcer)

Q&A for presenter 6:        (shared with the above time slot)

Intro of presenter 7:        13:53 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 7:                        13:54 (15 min, Neelima Sailaja, Lianne Kerlin &
                                        Ian Forrester)

Q&A for presenter 7:        (shared with the above time slot)

Intro of presenter 8:        14:10 (1 minutes, moderator)

Presenter 8:                        14:11 (15 min, Geoffrey Delcroix)

Q&A for presenter 8:        (shared with the above time slot)

Closing:                        14:26 (4 minutes, moderator)

End:                                14:30



MyData Futures

Imaginizing the human-centric personal data future

This track imaginizes about what a MyData world would or could look like. What will have changed, and for whom? What emerges that is currently unthinkable, what new problems and issues will emerge? Who could the key characters in these stories be? What does a “MyData world” mean for different people, in different contexts? How can the MyData vision transform specific industries and activities?

We need stronger, more appealing (and not necessarily coherent) narratives for MyData, and for this we need to explore potential MyData futures. We might be looking for utopias or dystopias, but also everything in between: paradoxical, fun, desirable, messy, failed, complicated, incoherent, and ordinary data futures. For this, we will try to mix futures thinking methodologies with arts, fiction or design. The goal is to somehow feel and get a grip of the MyData futures.

This track will include at least one creative workshop. It is also interested in inputs from the fields of literature, movies, arts, as well as utopian visions.

Stuart Candy: “Ethnographic Experiential Futures” and “The Experiential Turn

Nesta/DECODE project: “Me, my data and I: The future of the personal data economy

#Future

07: MyData Future

Useful links

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CQtFl6CaVxoaUKC8pPsMRXubm1cDqgpxgV8zDVd4-54/edit# 

  • Programme Trello

https://trello.com/b/0bhSSjAj/mydata-2018-programme-planning   

Contact information

Name

Role

Slack name

Phone

Email

Salla Thure

Track Facilitator

@salla

+358 440335620

salla@mydata.org

Daniel Kaplan

Track Host

@Daniel Kaplan

+33689629968

dkaplan@imaginizing.org

Mikko Lampi

Track Host

@jotudin

+358504949062

mikko@mikkolampi.fi; mikko.lampi@xamk.fi


Memos

15.8. DANIEL+SALLA NEXT STEPS

  • Daniel is in singapore until the conference
  • Mikko to do the session script
  • Salla to write Geoffery a placeholder text and ask if it’s good
  • Send the script and website to all presenters, and request comments
  • Can do individual calls if questions remain
  • Everybody should be there 45min-60min earlier to run through the session

EMAIL DRAFT:

Dear Futures presenters,

We are getting closer to the event, and had have some changes in the session.

Mikko, the session moderator, has made the session script for us, a minute by minute schedule how the session will go. You find it here, when you scroll down a bit https://docs.google.com/document/d/162THSbOuq8Rzqm92bjSe7dGsF2DpCLTjDq9acYWWagk/edit# You can comment in the doc if you are unsure.

If you have questions about the session, please ask Daniel and Mikko, and about the conference and venue, please ask Salla

See the session on our website here https://mydata2018.org/sessions/the-imaginarium-of-mydata-futures/ 

If you wish to make changes to the web, please send them to Salla (@salla or salla@mydata.org) so she can update the page.

We hope that all of us could meet in the session room, Klubisali (basement), 45-60 minutes before the session.

Telco May 29th - meeting and greeting, starting to plan the session flow

  • Say hi and introduce yourself
  • Daniel explains his thinking about the session
  • Some thoughts on the "Futures" session:
  • we have 2 * 1.5 hrs
  • We have roughly 3 kinds of talks:
  • Future narratives for a MyData world: Molly, Linnet, Geoffrey (Cnil)... PLUS reporting on the outcomes of the "Speculative Data Futures" pre-conference workshop (could be Minna, Tuukka, or myself)
  • Future Tech: Oguzhan, Ren
  • Ethics: Gregor, Neelima
  • Also, on such a topic, it is necessary to allow participants to interact (but there isn't enough time for a workshop).
  • I see 2 ways of managing this:
  • Morning: Intro by Daniel (workshop report), Molly, Future Tech Oguzhan–> Discussion
  • Afternoon: Geoffrey, Neelima, Ren, Linnet -> Discussion
  • Plus we need a clever way of capitalizing on the discussions (white board, etc.?)
  • NEXT STEP
  • Check with Geoffery
  • Make the order + time slots not more than 20 per person (Salla does ASAP), discussion in Slack
  • Next call
  • Salla encourages everyone register now, and market the conf in their own channels
  • Make session titles to your talks!
  • Salla checks all the names of the BBC group
  • Lianne Kerlin, Ian Forrester, Neelima Sailaja
  • Decide a host: Is Mikko hosting? Or Mikko in the morning and Daniel in the evening

Telco April 25th - making the session, session title and description

Estimated time, 1.5 hours, at 9-10-30 Finnish time

The flow during the next 4 weeks:

  • We decide YES/NO
  • May 2nd a curation day (programme core, not all)
  • Prog team telco on May 3rd 2PM CET - who attends? SALLA
  • May 13th DL for session titles and descriptions 
  • May 20th DL for website and proofreading
  • Going Public May 23rd
  1. Make final decision on which proposals YES and which get NO and are moved to Long tail process
  1. Dividing the session slot into more techy and more artsy bits??

  1. Who sends emails to those who say yes?
  • Salla has the emails in a secret file can send them to you
  • Molly:  Daniel
  • Linnet: Daniel
  • Neelima: Daniel
  • Gregor: Mikko
  • Ren: Mikko
  • Oguzhan: Mikko

3. Do we still need more content?

  • One or two, not more! Just to have time for interaction, but not necessarily
  • Probably no need for a keynote (“a guru”)

4. Let’s brainstorm a bit the title and description, what we want to mention in there

  • TWO OR ONE SESSIONS?
  • Discussion going on until 7th of May, and then a decision.
  • May 13th we have to have the title(s) and description(s)
  • NOTE: Salla is working on the website a lot that time, so responsibility is on you.

5. Fill in the presenter form!

6. Schedule the next call for planning the session step by step (with the presenters)

  • 29th May at 10 am finnish time, 9 am french time

Telco FEB 19th - CfP and what it takes


1. Briefing Mikko what it would be a track host

        https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hgCU-mZzE_F0gW2Wa0AUTt7hMMb-begrpwqJPsbBoXA/edit#slide=id.g2f69b24c85_0_266 

2. CfP - what happens now

Instructions on their way?

3. Marketing brainstorm (to which organisations, companies, which hastags “attack” on Twitter )

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hgCU-mZzE_F0gW2Wa0AUTt7hMMb-begrpwqJPsbBoXA/edit#slide=id.g2f3e1b6092_0_24 

4. Presenter from + registration

        https://mydata2018.org/presenter-form/ 

1. As a track host you can sign to the conference for free by using the code: *PROGCODE*

2. Just go to the page http://mydata2018.org/registration 

3. Choose either Business or Nonprofit (which ever you prefere, with the code price is 0€)

4. Add one ticket to basket and put the code where it asks “Have a discount code?” and click REDEEM.

5. Available tools

        Email

        Slack

        Calendar

Trello: https://trello.com/invite/b/0bhSSjAj/fd08ac6d0449a41be0aa9a2275df9dba/mydata-2018-programme-planning 

Telco JAN 16th - Let’s Get Started

Agenda
1. Greetings + understanding roles

2. Available tools: email + docs + slack + unconf + screen.io

3. Programme flow

4. Track description

5. Who to invite to join

6. Next steps

 

Comment saved here since I needed to resolve them to make the description look final:

Fredrik Lindén

12:11 1 Feb

Could we use the Aarhus convention as the UseCase for the futures discussion? I had never heard of it before my visit to Aarhus. And I think it ties well into the History of the Swedish Danish Relationship around our common waters and about factoids and fakenews. We have a town Åhus in Sweden often mixed upp with Aarhus.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85hus . How does the EU Water Directive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarhus_Convention and Day Zero possibly tie into the Ukrain conflict and climate change? How do we define Uncertain Status https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_pro-Russian_unrest_in_Ukraine#Uncertain_status? Did you know about NUTS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomenclature_of_Territorial_Units_for_Statisticswhile looking for UMPO REGIONS http://www.unpo.org/content/view/6439/139/ I found http://www.statoids.com/and http://worldwater.org/water-conflict/ by serendipity or by GAFA? .se and .dk can laugh (hopefully for always) about this. But for many others it is still a matter of life and death or atleast fight or flight! Anyways for me all borders arejust imaginary, but they do help us relate from time 2 time!

Telco FEB 19th - CfP what happens now


Call, Monday 19th 12 CET (13 finnish time)

Agenda:

1. Briefing Mikko what it would be a track host

2. CfP - what happens now

3. Marketing brainstorm (to which organisations, companies, which hashtags “attack” on Twitter )

4. Presenter from + registration

5. Available tools


Telco MAR 29th - CfP last push

1. quickly check the proposals

        Three new in https://trello.com/b/0bhSSjAj/mydata-2018-programme-planning 

  • Original intent was past to just controlling data but having things where else the MyData Future affects
  • Workshop before the actual Conf, with Linnet Taylor we hope (has Our Data contacted her?)
  • Working with Ourdata track - Social sciences community is working on
  • Having a whole range of realism - even sci-fi writers, but also structured work (futurologists)
  • Molly can she do it - or does she have contacts? DANIEL CONTACTS
  • Finnish Scene: Hannu Rajaniemi or Emmi Itäranta, Esa Mäkinen??
  • Gianfranco: Black Mirror episode watching? -> are the episodes too negative, should focus on interesting and surprising elements, not only negative. Going step further and discussing what kind of future we are creating. White Mirror collaborative writing in France.
  • https://www.pixelache.ac/archive/2017# SALLA TRIES TO FIND
  • DONE

2. Decide who contacts them

  • After we have read them, we discuss on Slack

3. CfP marketing - what can we still do

FILL IN https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hgCU-mZzE_F0gW2Wa0AUTt7hMMb-begrpwqJPsbBoXA/edit#slide=id.g2f3e1b6092_0_24 

SEE AND FIND RELEVANT TASKS http://okf.fi/mydata-personal-marketing

Telco Mth - CfP last push