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Where’s the Digital Street? Molly Sauter and Astra Taylor in Conversation with Felicity Ruby
Oct 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When there is a message to convey, words to get out, or people to unify, many will turn to the internet as a theater for that activity. As familiar and widely accepted activist tools-petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns and others-find equivalent practices in the online space, is there also room for the tactics of disruption and civil disobedience that are equally familiar from the realm of street marches, occupations, and sit-ins?
To celebrate the launch of The Coming Swarm, her new book on activist DDoS actions and online civil disobedience, author and researcher Molly Sauter will appear with filmmaker, author, and activist Astra Taylor and activist Felicity Ruby to discuss the current state of online activism, the role of technology in civil disobedience, and the potential of the internet as a zone of radical politics.
There will be a book signing and reception after the event.