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The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld—Melville House Book Club at Rough Trade Records
Jul 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Discuss the dark side of the Internet underworld with like-minded book and culture junkies at Rough Trade Records.
Hosted in the Rough Trade Cafe and featuring complimentary coffee and bites from Toby’s Estate, July’s Book Club will discuss Jamie Bartlett’s “The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld.”
Using Gonzo-style journalism tactics, in “The Dark Net” Bartlett drinks with a neo-Nazi social media star, sits in on a cam girl’s live show, visits the group of cryptographers that spawned Wikileaks, and buys marijuana from an online drug market. The worlds of Bitcoin and the Silk Road are expertly navigated by Bartlett, who humanizes the very private realm of the Internet’s vast and largely anonymous illegal communities.