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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Candy Bowers: Live Hack

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Is your metadata a trail of breadcrumbs that anyone can follow?

You know Melbourne – but how well does the city know you? You’ll be surprised by how much of your life can be pieced together from your metadata footprint – the traces you leave when you use everyday technology. Don’t believe it? Join Digital Rights Watch in a live hack of Candy Bowers – actor, activist, and hip hop artist; writer, comedian, and fierce feminist; poet, performer, and producer. Track Candy as she makes her way through Melbourne, using phone tower logs, Myki touch-ons, wi-fi signals, RFID tags, and other digital records to reveal what she’s doing – and who can find out.

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Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is an multi-award-winning writer, actor, comedian, producer, filmmaker and activist. The co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce genre of lyrical theatre that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming. A poet, playwright and speaker from an early age, Candy has gone on to build her own company, star in sketch comedy, perform on basketball courts, in schools, on Australia’s main-stages and tour the festival circuit here and abroad. Her original works include Australian Booty, MC Platypus and Queen Koala's Hip Hop Jamboree, Who’s That Chik?, Sista She and Hot Brown Honey. You can catch Candy on the small screen in Newton’s Law, The Ex PM and Get Krack!n (ABC/Netflix) and The Cry (BBC).

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