This lecture is a preface to Surveillance & Privacy: Art, Law, and Social Practice, a multi-day symposium (November 20-22) focusing on the response of artists and cultural institutions to issues related to privacy and surveillance. Examining historical attitudes, contemporary perspectives, and prognostications about the future of privacy, the symposium will explore how changes in technology, law, and social practices intermingle and impact public perceptions and cultural behavior.
Special Lecture: Cory Doctorow
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
$10 general, FREE for UW community & Henry members
The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, the Henry Art Gallery, and the UW Tech Policy Lab present a lecture with author and activist Cory Doctorow. Doctorow’s novels Little Brother, Homeland, and forthcoming book Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free address issues of privacy, surveillance, copyright, cryptography, and social activism. Doctorow is a co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to The Guardian, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other publications. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties.