Phonopticon – An Era of Mass Surveillance: A Make Friends Monthly Workshop



223 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1S2

Toronto, ON, CA, M5A 1S2

Hosted by Mudit Ganguly, this workshop will be part of a series of workshops organized by Little Dada.

This workshop will cover surveillance and how mobile applications and websites are spying on us. Following a brief introduction into current surveillance theory, this workshop will then dive into experiments where participants will learn more about what algorithm built into their applications and websites know about them. In the last part of the workshop participants will be informed of tools they can use to shield themselves from such surveillance. This workshop will serve as a Launchpad for participants to take control of their data.

Participants should bring their computer and follow along, or just come to listen! The aim of this workshop is to inform, educate and hopefully empower users . No previous experience or knowledge required, this is meant to help you learn and explore!

About The Instructor
Mudit Ganguly is a recent graduate from OCAD Universities Digital Futures program. His area of research covers surveillance, privacy and mobile applications.

About Make Friends
Make Friends is a monthly free workshop series connecting creative people in Toronto who are curious about technology, art, education, and making things. Each month, we bring together experts and self directed researchers to share knowledge with the community on a variety of subjects, from issues of Internet security and crypto currency, to bio hacking and programming. Join us for discussion, snacks and collaboration on the last Thursday of every month at TinEye (223 Queen Street East).

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise with the community on something you’re passionate about, reach out to us at to pitch a workshop idea!

Thanks to our Sponsors
Make Friends is hosted at the offices of TinEye, with financial support from MAKELAB. Thanks for supporting free programming for exploring topics in technology.

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