Shoshana Zuboff will present her latest book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power”. This new work integrates Zuboff’s lifelong themes: the historical emergence of psychological individuality, the conditions for human development, the digital revolution, and the evolution of capitalism. It begins with the oldest questions: home or exile? master or slave? It explores the emergence of surveillance capitalism as the dominant form of information capitalism and its implications for individuals, society, and democracy in the twenty-first century.
With Francesca Bria, City of Barcelona/Decode Project (ES), Paul Nemitz, European Commission DG Justice (EU), David Murakami Wood, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queens University (CA) and Shoshana Zuboff, Harvard Business School (US). John Naughton, University of Cambridge/The Observer (UK) will be moderator.
Followed by drinks at 20.30.
Please register before 28/01/2019.
Advance praise for The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
“From the very first page I was consumed with an overwhelming imperative: everyone needs to read this book as act of digital self-defence. With tremendous lucidity and moral courage, Zuboff demonstrates not only how our minds are being mined for data but also how they are being rapidly and radically changed in the process. The hour is late and much has been lost already - but as we learn in these indispensable pages, there is still hope for emancipation.” - Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and No Logo
“Assuming we survive to tell the tale, The Age of Surveillance Capitalismhas a high probability of joining the likes of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and Max Weber’s Economy and Society as defining social-economics texts of modern times … It is to be savored and re-read and discussed with colleagues and friends. No zippy one-liners from me, except to almost literally beg you to read this book” - Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
“Shoshana Zuboff has produced the most provocative compelling moral framework thus far for understanding the new realities of our digital environment and its anti-democratic threats. From now on, all serious writings on the internet and society will have to take into account The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.” - Joseph Turow, Robert Lewis Shayon Chair Professor, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania
“Zuboff’s expansive, erudite, deeply-researched exploration of digital futures elucidates the norms and hidden terminal goals of information-intensive industries. Zuboff’s book is the information industry’s Silent Spring.” - Chris Hoofnagle, University of California, Berkeley
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