AMICAL Conference 2019

Participants will have the opportunity to experience the Glass Room Experience and Data Detox kit (insert dates/times it will be available) firsthand and reflect on their usefulness for developing digital literacies at their own institutions in a discussion session.

The Glass Room Experience is a pop up exhibit that is set up as a technology store, with interactive art and technology, for people to examine their relationship with technology, and explore issues such as privacy and data, exploring the Internet of Things (IoT), in a playful but critical way. The exhibition set features interactive apps, posters, digital games and displays. Participants can pick and choose different activities and stations and go through the exhibit individually or in pairs in an hour or so.

The Data Detox Kit is an 8-day guide with tips and tricks on data safety, digital wellbeing, smart habits for smartphones and social media.

Issues of data, privacy, surveillance, normalization of monitoring are important for institutions looking to promote digital literacies, so that academic staff, faculty and students are aware of such issues, and are also thinking critically think about ways to ensure data privacy and safety.

(Participants may also choose to explore the Data Detox Kit online on their own, so their time in the Glass Room Experience is focused on the elements they cannot do online on their own.)

Opening times were 11am-4.15pm on Thursday and 11am-3pm on Friday. And a discussion session Friday 11.45-12.45

16 January 2020 – 17 January 2020
American University of Kuwait
15 Salem Al Mubarak St, Salmiya
Kuwait City, Kuwait