Thursday, July 5, 2018

7 July 2018: Special Talk - Beyond Techno-Narcissism: Self and Other in the Internet Public Realm

Langdon Winner
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

Ambassador Vijay K. Nambiar, former UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Myanmar

Expectations that the Internet would provide a suitable place for the flourishing of democracy have recently encountered some grave setbacks. The rise of monopoly control within platforms of communication has greatly magnified the economic and political power of oligarchies. Techniques for harvesting personal data to fuel targeted “computational propaganda” threaten to undermine the integrity of elections and to erode citizen confidence that their outcomes are fair. While both roots and possible remedies for these maladies exist within large institutions, the erosion of democracy may have origins closer to home - in the activities and experience of selfhood on the Net. After all, who are we on the Internet? Looking for connection and community, do we now encounter something entirely different?

Date: July 7, 2018
Time: 06:00 P.M.

Seminar Rooms I to III,
Kamla Devi Complex,
India International Centre
Max Mueller Marg,
New Delhi - 110003(INDIA)

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