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

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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.


September 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University


Butler Library 523
535 West 114th
New York, NY 10027 United States
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