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FILM: The Internet's Own Boy (6.30-9pm)

UCL Digifest Monday: Online Activism | Digital Ethics | Privacy | Security #dfMon

Monday, 10 November 2014 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

FILM: The Internet's Own Boy (6.30-9pm)

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FILM: The Internet's Own Boy

 

The Internet’s Own Boy  follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion (8.30-9pm).

 


Above text from: http://www.takepart.com/internets-own-boy


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Filming, photography and recording
Participants are encouraged to take photographs, film clips and recordings of sessions and distribute these via social media. In addition the event organisers will be capturing the event and distributing photographs and film clips via the event website and other public channels. By attending a digifest event you consent to photographs and film clips being used in this way. Please inform the event organisers at each session if you do not wish to be recorded and we will endeavour to ensure this. For queries, please contact ele@ucl.ac.uk.

Do you have questions about FILM: The Internet's Own Boy (6.30-9pm)? Contact UCL Digifest Monday: Online Activism | Digital Ethics | Privacy | Security #dfMon

When & Where


University College London
Roberts Building room 110
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Monday, 10 November 2014 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)


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UCL Digifest Monday: Online Activism | Digital Ethics | Privacy | Security #dfMon

digifest is a lot of things; part unconference, part hackfest, part showcase, part online course, where we combine and deliver both a digital and physical experience to everyone involved.

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