Dystopian Visions and New Technologies – a conversation with Cory Doctorow and Misha Glenny, moderated by Kavita Philip
Date and Time: February 2, 2016 – 5:00 PM
Event Location: Donald Bren Hall 6011
Do new technologies of communication make us freer or more tightly controlled? How concerned should we be about the way the Internet can be used by surveillance states? These kinds of questions, which combine concerns explored in novels on Orwellian dystopias and in non-fiction works alike, will be addressed in this dialog. Moderated by UCI specialist in the history of technology Kavita Philip, the event will feature two acclaimed visiting authors: Cory Doctorow, whose books range from the young adult dystopian novel Little Brother to the recent non-fiction publications Information Doesn’t Want to be Free; and Misha Glenny, a journalist and historian whose publications include DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops, and You and the brand new Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio.
This event is presented by the Forum for the Academy and the Public, and is co-sponsered by the Humanities Commons, and Illuminations, with additional support from the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and the School of Information and Computer Sciences.