Brian Eno and Evgeny Morozov - A Conversation About Technology and Democracy
23rd February 2017
CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Carrer Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona
Summary:In this wide-ranging conversation, Brian Eno and Evgeny Morozov will draw on a number of recent high-profile political events, from Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, to discuss the future of capitalism, democracy, and the role of technology in both. Is the post-WWII geopolitical and economic order dying and, if so, where should progressive, democratic forces focus their energies? How can we make sense of the growing rejection of models and slogans that were taken for granted for so long? Do we need a new kind of politics to match this challenge, and, if so, what should it look like? As data extractivism, automation, and digital, platform-based monopolies become a matter of growing concern for economic policy, what kinds of solutions - basic income? new forms of data ownership?- are viable and political desirable? Most of all, what role should technological sovereignty play in facilitating them?
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