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About the workshop

As the technology industry strives to build intelligence through data, what does it mean for a "smart" system to be not just technically reliable or theoretically accurate, but trustworthy in practice?

Furthermore, at a time where being first-to-market seems to outweigh ethical considerations, how can designers, researchers, and technologists incorporate goals such as privacy, security, and transparency into their work? What barriers do they face in designing such massively complex systems, what successful strategies are they employing today, and what work do we need for the future?

Underexposed brings together design and technology practitioners to have hard conversations at the intersection of human-centered thinking, ethics, and computing. This year the event will also feature an open evening session for members of the public to join in the conversation.

Learn more about the public salon

The workshop portion of the event is by invitation only and is at capacity. If you are a designer, a technologist, or a researcher working on issues of human-centered privacy and security and are seeking an invitation, please reach out to [email protected].

Thursday, November 9th 2017
We Are All In Coworking
Torstr. 177
10115 Berlin, Germany

Partners, supporters, and friends

Ford Foundation

Mozilla Foundation

Projects By If

Prototype Fund

Things Con

Least Authority

Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the workshop organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Scout or Ame, who will introduce themselves at the start of the workshop. We will work with you to take appropriate action, up to and including contacting venue security or local law enforcement if necessary. We value your attendance and want you to feel safe.

We expect participants to follow these rules at the workshop and associated events.


Questions? Concerns? Contact us at [email protected].

Learn more about last year's Underexposed 2016.