Redesigns for a Broken Internet #reinventthenet
Redesigns for a Broken Internet
IFTF Second Curve Internet Speaker Series with Cory Doctorow—October 28, 2014
"The Internet's broken and that's bad news, because everything we do today involves the Internet and everything we'll do tomorrow will require it. But governments and corporations see the net, variously, as a perfect surveillance tool, a perfect pornography distribution tool, or a perfect video on demand tool—not as the nervous system of the 21st century. Time's running out. Architecture is politics. The changes we're making to the net today will prefigure the future our children and their children will thrive in—or suffer under."
Inaugural Event with Cory Doctorow
We were honored to feature the visionary Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) as our first speaker in the Second Curve Internet Speaker Series on October 28, 2014 (watch the full talk above). Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger. His forthcoming book, Information Doesn't Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, examines copyright law and the ways in which creativity and the Internet interact today—and what might be coming next. A limited number of early copies were available for purchase at the event.
Cory contributed to An Aura of Familiarity: Visions from the Coming Age of Networked Matter, an anthology that gives life to the IFTF Technology Horizons program’s 2013 forecasts. He is the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of novels such as Homeland, Rapture of the Nerds, and Makers. Cory is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.
About the Second Curve Internet Speaker Series
This event is part of IFTF’s Second Curve Internet Speaker Series, an exploration into the critical elements necessary to reinvent the Internet, stemming from our 2014 Ten-Year Forecast research. The series gathers leading minds together with IFTF’s deep experience thinking about technology and the ways of communicating, coordinating, and organizing in the changing world around us.