We Know How You Feel Tonight

Interactive debat night about measuring intimate data, privacy, media and wearable technology.

25 Oct
October 25, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
De Effenaar, Dommelstraat 2, 5611 CK, Eindhoven
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We Know You Feel

Imagine that in the future Netflix will be able to use a heart rate monitor in your smartwatch to know what mood you are in? Do you want a tailor-made service, to suit your mood and state of mind, or would you rather keep your emotions to yourself? And what does it mean for our privacy? Who does your emotional data actually belong to? These questions and more are central in We Know How You Feel during the Dutch Design Week from 21 to 29 October 2017. In this project, VPRO Medialab researches how wearable technology can play a role in making and consuming of media. One of the components of We Know How You Feel is this debate night.

We Know How You Feel Tonight

We can measure how you feel, but do you want your emotional data to be public? And what are companies and media allowed to do with it? This interactive debate night dives into these topics with a.o. Nick Verstand, Maurits de Bruijn, Tijmen Schep en Geert-Jan Bogaerts.


19.00 Doors open

19.30 Opening by VPRO Medialab, Studio Nick Verstand and TNO

19.50 Quiz

20.00 Column: Maurits de Bruijn

20.30 Debate
Critical journalists from Stichting Gr1p and tech-CEO’s talk about the social and moral implications of these technological developments. With:

  • Tessel Renzenbrink - Stichting Gr1p   
  • Tijmen Schep - Stichting Gr1p          
  • Linnet Taylor - Stichting Gr1p    
  • Geert-Jan Bogaerts - Head Digital Media, VPRO  
  • Joost van der Vleuten - Senior policy officer Telecommarket, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs 
  • Harrie van der Vlag - Consultant Data Science, TNO
  • Carmen van Vilsteren, Director of Strategic Area Health, University of Technology Eindhoven 

21.10 Duo Disco

22.00 DDW Music with a.o. Chagall

Michelle Kasprzak, writer and curator in the field of art and technology.
Dj Y’skid is in charge of the beats for this night. 

Praktical information

We Know How you Feel Tonight takes place at Wednesday October 25th at the Effenaar, Dommelstraat 2, 5611 CK in Eindhoven. Doors open at 7pm and the programme ends at 9.30 pm. DDW Music night starts at 10 pm in the same venue.

Tickets 5 euros including service fee, and can be bought at the Effenaar boxoffice. Tickets include the DDW Music show starting at 10 pm.