Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Cory Doctorow and the Totalitarian Urge - Audio available

On March 8th, SFU hosted a talk by Cory Doctorow. I had the privilege of being there in person, but for those who couldn't make it the audio archive of that talk is available here.

Lecture presented by the SFU Faculty of Applied Sciences’ Leonardo Institute.
“It’s about how technology changes the way we view social problems,” says Doctorow. “Older mechanical technologies make us see the world as deterministic, knowable and manipulable. New emergent technologies like the Internet teach us that control is an illusion, the universe is out of control and laughing at us, and that the more we watch and control, the more problems we have.”


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