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Tobias Elsäßer with his young adult novel "Play" about self-determination in a digitized society

Smartphones and the like define our daily lives massively. But could you imagine using an app that calculates the course of your life? Tobias Elsäßer’s novel Play deals with the risks and side effects of a digitized society. It tells the story of Jonas who does not want to be influenced by algorithms and who sets out on the road to self-determination. The author creates a connection between music, language and rhythm and shares insights into his writing process. An event with an open discussion that goes far beyond the plot of the novel and concentrates on questions around the topic “surveillance in digital times”.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 33
60327 Frankfurt

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Tobias Elsäßer

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Martin Schäuble