Hackers + Activism: A conversation with sci-fi author and activist Cory Doctorow
Monday, Feb 11, 10:30 am
ASU Downtown Campus – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
RSVP NOW: http://csi.asu.edu/calendar/events/doctorow/
The recent arrest and suicide of digital innovator and activist Aaron Swartz and the increasingly public actions of the hacker collective Anonymous have brought unprecedented attention to the role of hacktivism in our digital world. Is hacking an effective form of activism? Is it ethical? Is it safe? What rights and responsibilities do citizens have in an increasingly corporatized digital world? What is the future of privacy, civic protest, and community building?
Discuss these questions and more with prolific author and activist Cory Doctorow and a panel of experts including Ed Finn, director of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination, Dawn Gilpin, assistant professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Jade Meskill, co-founder of collaborative workspace Gangplank.
ALSO check out Cory Doctorow at Changing Hands Bookstore on Sunday, February 10 for a reading and book signing: http://www.changinghands.com/event/doctorow-feb13