Dark Pattern Lunch Talks

Digital Lunch Talks series on „Dark Patterns“ – Influencing and Manipulation on the internet

The “Dark Pattern Detection Project” (Dapde) hosts a three-part online event on the role of behavior-influencing designs on the internet. Users encounter so called “dark patterns” almost every day – e.g. as asynchronous cookie consent fields, (false) customer reviews or user-unfriendly pre-selections.

For each of the dates, the interdisciplinary events look at the phenomenon from a different perspective. Although participation is not mandatory for all events, together they paint a bigger picture.

The appointments take place on Wednesdays at 3 p.m.:

  • 28th October, 3 p.m..: „Shining a Light on Dark Patterns
    Prof. Lior J. Strahilevitz, Sidley Austin Professor of Law, University of Chicago
    talking to project coordinator Quirin Weinzierl, LL.M. (Yale) (engl.)
  • 11th November, 3 p.m.: „Nudging hell und dunkel“
    Prof. Lucia Reisch, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication – Consumer & Behavioural Insights Group
    talking to project consultant Paul Seeliger (ger.)
  • 25th November, 3 p.m.: „Online manipulation and autonomy
    Prof. Helen Nissenbaum, Ph.D., Cornell Tech, Information Science, Director of the Digital Life Initiative:
    talking to project consultant Christian Drews (engl.).

Please register here. It is possible to sign up for the events individually or as a whole.