BEYOND THE INTERNET: Technology and Activism in a New Key

BEYOND THE INTERNET: Technology and Activism in a New Key

Auditorium, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

November 5, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

"The very idea of the Internet, mired in myths, techno-speak and failed expectations, has become a great, costly constraint on the activist imagination.  This idea - as opposed to the actual physical network also known by that name - needs to be overthrown.   We need to rediscover a smarter, deeper way to talk about the challenges and opportunities that various technologies - from smart phones to automated facial recognition to data mining - present to the strong and the weak alike."

Evgeny Morozov is the author of the Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom.  He's a contributing editor at The New Republic and a columnist for Slate, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and other newspapers. Morozov has previously been a fellow at the New America Foundation and a visiting scholar at Stanford and Georgetown universities.   His new book will be published in 2013. 

 

Sponsored by The Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities & Social Sciences,

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