Visual Transparency in the Media 2019

The future of visual transparency challenges our perceptions of the world. Are you ready for this year’s big happening?


Come explore new outlooks on robots, satellites, street sensors and immersive gadgets piloting the media. Learn about the prospects of image verification and invisible forms of surveillance. What are the possibilities? How can we cope? Presentations and interactive panel discussion.

Free entrance, limited number of seats.
Tickets will be released this week! Stay tuned.



Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Venue: University Aula in Bergen

09.00 — 10.00
Registration, coffee/tea, fruits and vitamin shots

10.00 — 10.20
Opening Session

10.20 — 10.50
Transparency and the ethics of AI by Nicholas Diakopoulos, Associate Professor, Northwestern University, USA (EN)

10.50 — 11.05
Coffee break

11.05 — 11.25
The Next Frontiers of Aerial Storytelling by Turo Uskali, PhD, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (EN)

11.25 — 11.45
Sex with Robots - Promises and Perils of New Technology by Deborah G. Johnson, Professor, University of Virginia, USA (EN)

11.45 — 12.45
Lunch from Godt Brød

12.45 — 13.05
Time to be surprised!

13.05 — 13.25
The Lights are on and They are Watching You by Nora Bauer, Köln, Germany (EN)

13.25 — 13:45
Technology takeover. What if technological determinism is the best theory of reality? By Lars Nyre, Professor, University of Bergen (EN)

13.45 — 14.00
Coffee break with nuts and dried fruits

14:00 — 14.20
Multimedia Verification by Duc Tien Dang Nguyen, University of Bergen, Norway (EN)

14.20 — 14.40
Black Mirror and the Culture of Surveillance by Øyvind Vågnes, Associate Professor, University of Bergen (EN)

14.40 — 15.00
The Case of the Missing Cookies: Impacts of the GDPR on European Online News by Paul C. Adams, Professor, University of Texas, Austin, USA (EN)

15.00 — 16.00
Interactive panel