Copenhagen Business School

Book launch: Mikkel Flyverbom - The Digital Prism: Transparency and Managed Visibilities in a Datafied World

Date and time

Friday 1. November 2019 at 15:30 to 17:30

Registration Deadline

Friday 1. November 2019 at 15:00


Råvarebygningen, PHRs20, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg Råvarebygningen, PHRs20
Porcelænshaven 22
2000 Frederiksberg


Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

The Digital Prism: Transparency and Managed Visibilities in a Datafied World

Friday November 1st, 2019, from 15.30-17.30
Raavarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22
Copenhagen Business School

Join us for the launch of a new book by Mikkel Flyverbom, co-director of the Digital Transformations Platform at Copenhagen Business School that has just been published by Cambridge University Press

Please register here

The book

Digital technologies expose everything we do, like, and search for, and it is difficult to remain private and out of sight. How can we – as individuals, organizations and societies – deal with these technological and social transformations? Seen through the prism of digital technologies and data, our lives take new shapes and we are forced to manage our visibilities carefully. Meanwhile, many people are concerned about the unchecked powers of tech giants and the hidden operations of big data, artificial intelligence and algorithms, and call for more openness and accountability. This book challenges common ways of thinking about transparency, and argues that the management of visibilities is a crucial, but overlooked force that influences how people live, how organizations work, and how societies and politics operate in a digital, datafied world.

After a welcome by Dorte Salskov-Iversen (Head of Department, MSC), Mikkel Flyverbom will give a short presentation of the book, and then we have asked four very different people to offer their thoughts on issues addressed in the book:

  • Ida Auken, Member of Parliament and initiator of SIRI-Kommissionen

  • Kim Escherich, AI-Ethical Ombudsman & Innovation Architect at IBM

  • Orit Halpern, Associate Professor at Concordia University and author of the book Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945

  • Imran Rashid, Medical Doctor and author of the book Offline: Free Your Mind from Smartphone and Social Media Stress

The book launch will end with a reception.

The author
Mikkel Flyverbom is professor mso of communication and digital transformations at Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Information Technology and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a columnist for the Danish newspaper Politiken and a widely used expert on tech issues. He is the author of The Power of Networks: Organizing the Global Politics of the Internet 

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Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815