Events

Huxleyed into the Full Orwell:How Digital Copyright Abuse Has Abetted a Culture of Mass Surveillance

General Programming

September 26, 2018 Wednesday, 6:00pm EDT Butler Library, Room 523, Columbia University
Cosponsors
  • Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  • Brown Institute for Media Innovation
  • School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Notes
  • Registration required. See details.
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated

Full Title: Huxleyed into the Full Orwell: How Digital Copyright Abuse Has Abetted a Culture of Mass Surveillance and Social Control

Journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow will talk about the millennia-old social compact of the book, and the arbitrary renegotiation of that contract in the age of ebooks, where prior restraint, restrictions on lending, donation and gifting, and invasive, surveillant technologies have become the norm. He will investigate how technology and license agreements have gone on to colonize our relationships with other devices and systems, from voting machines to tractors, insulin pumps to thermostats.

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Participants
  • Speaker Cory Doctorow Author