San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Jamie Bartlett, author of The Dark Net and member of the think tank, Demos, will be giving this keynote lecture on the secret side of the Internet. Bartlett will discuss some of the net’s most shocking and unexplored subcultures including trolling, neo-Nazis, child pornography, bitcoin and crypto-anarchy. He will examine how people behave under the conditions of real or perceived anonymity online, and what it means for society today.
Artist Zach Blas will be a respondent to Jamie's lecture, discussing his latest project on what he calls the Contra-Internet. Recognizing the Internet as a premier arena of control today, contra-internet is both a refusal of, or exodus from, the internet and also an attempt to build aesthetico-political alternatives to its infrastructures.
This lecture is the opening event of the symposium, The Politics and Practices of Secrecy, taking place at King's College London on the 15th May. If you would like to attend the conference as well as this keynote lecture, please register at: http://politicsofsecrecy.eventbrite.co.uk
Please note: registration for both Bartlett's talk and the conference are free but eventbrite tickets for both events must be shown on the door.