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Magdalene College, Cambridge, Conference & Events
Cripps Court, 1-3 Chesterton Road, CB3 0AG Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
This Cambridge conference is open to all, but booking is required. All day conference fees are £20 (full) or £10 (student, ECF), includes refreshments and lunch.
In 2016 Philip Howard, now Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford and a leading scholar on the impact of the Internet on politics, published 'Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up' in which he tried to assess what the long-term implications of this hyper-connected network might be.
Pax Technica is an ambitious and far-reaching book, and like all such volumes, it raises almost as many questions — about international and national politics, governance, security and privacy — as it answers.
The 'Technology and Democracy' project at CRASSH seeks to use the book as a jumping-off point for exploring some of these questions. Our one-day conference will feature Professor Howard and invited experts from a number of relevant disciplines.
The event will open with a keynote address, after which three panels of invited experts will discuss specific implications of a hyper-connected world.
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