Free talk: Taking Back Power in the Age of Networks









Free talk: Taking Back Power in the Age of Networks
Astra Taylor
Friday, May 1, 7:30-9 pm
University of Toronto Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 St. George St., Toronto

Filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra Taylor presents a talk based on her new book, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Taylor’s films include Zizek!, a feature documentary about the world’s most outrageous philosopher, and Examined Life, a series of excursions with contemporary thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Cornel West, Peter Singer and others. Taylor’s essays and criticism have been published widely and she is the editor of Examined Life, a companion volume to the film, and coeditor of Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America. The talk is part of the Union for Democratic Communications 2015 conference, Circuits of Struggle, and is free and open to the public.

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