International Diploma in Data, Surveillance and Democracy
The Universidad Abierta de Recoleta, in conjunction with MIJENTE, presents the International Diploma in Data, Surveillance and Democracy, which is composed of four courses: (i) Digital Revolution and Data Economy, (ii) Social Networks, Fake News and Democratic Crisis, (iii) Rebellion against Technology at the Service of Surveillance and (iv) Real Utopias: What do we do with digital technologies?
MIJENTE is a non-profit organization originating from Chicago, USA, being the political home for Latinos and Chicanos seeking racial, economic, gender and climate justice. Learn more about MIJENTE at this LINK.
Advances in digital technology have revolutionized the world around us. This technological revolution has changed everything from our society to transforming the economy and impacting democracies. In fact, data, our very personal and private information, is now worth more than the cost of oil and gold.
Against this backdrop, UAR’s International Diploma in Data, Surveillance and Democracy, in partnership with MIJENTE, critically analyzes the current state of global digital surveillance, recognizing its effects on human life. In addition, the courses that make up the Diploma include spaces, activities and multimedia materials for critical reflection on this surveillance, with international experts who share theory and praxis for counter-hegemonic action.
Below you will find the list of courses that make up the diploma course.
IMPORTANT! You must register and participate in each of these courses in order to complete the diploma course. Below, we inform you of the opening dates for registration:
COURSE 1 – Digital Revolution and Data Economy.
(Enrollment is closed).
Course start date: Thursday, June 22, 2023.
COURSE 2 – Social Networks, Fake News and Democratic Crisis.
(Enrollment is closed).
Course start date: Thursday, August 24, 2023.
COURSE 3 – Rebellion against Technology at the Service of Surveillance.
Registration start date: Tuesday September 5, 2023.
Course start date: Thursday, December 14, 2023.
COURSE 4 – Real Utopias: What do we do with digital technologies?
Registration start date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
Course start date: Thursday, March 28, 2024.
You will critically analyze the current state of neoliberal digital hypertrophy, recognizing its effects on human life, as well as tools for counter-hegemonic action.
Academics, social organisers and people interested in surveillance. Minimum age: 15 years.
Since these courses are carried out remotely and asynchronously, there is no maximum number of places for them; however, blackout dates have been set to sign up for each one.
The course will be co-certified by the Universidad Abierta of Recoleta and MIJENTE, as long as the approval requirements are met.
This course has no cost of any kind for the participants.