WORKSHOP Saturday, December 5th 2:00-4:30pm AST

Connect 2 Protect

Inhale Connect


Exhale Protect

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The task of protecting oneself online can be daunting and time-consuming.

Connect to Protect was a live online workshop hosted by intermedia artist Sage Sidley, facilitated by  the MSVU Art Gallery and CFAT, in K'jipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki.

Riffing off of the buzzy language of online DIY self-care, the light-hearted workshop provided participants with tools to protect their data tracked by social media giants via their digital devices. Participants were calmly led through step-by-step procedures on their devices to detox their data and prevent further personal data from being collected. The performance-based lecture was followed by a Q & A with Cortney Cassidy. Closed captioning is provided. A recorded version of the workshop is available here:

In addition to the workshop, participants are invited to consult, revisit, and share a dedicated open-source website designed by Sidley to connect the content of the live session and additional user-based research regarding data collection protection. Users can access the information discussed in the workshop and collaborative research resources here.