Podcast 548 – “The Politics of Electronics”

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Guest speaker: Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow delivering his Palenque Norte Lecture at the 2017 Burning Man Festival

Cory Doctorow delivering his Palenque Norte Lecture at the 2017 Burning Man Festival

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Date this lecture was recorded: August 2017

Today’s podcast features the 2017 Palenque Norte Lecture by Cory Doctorow. In this talk, which was given during the Burning Man Festival, Cory walks us through some of the current issues having an impact on our ability to have our thoughts and words exchanged between ourselves without the threat of Big Brother listening in. As he explains, this isn’t a case of winning or losing, it is about the ongoing efforts we all must make so as to keep the Internet free and not simply be the tool of big corporations and governments to spread their stories at the expense of We the People.

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Posted in Burning Man, Cory Doctorow, Culture, Education, Future, Palenque Norte, Science & Technology.

2 Comments

  1. How do you see, to the point of apologizing, that this is a politically tinged topic ?
    Either absolutely or relatively..

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