Activism & Leadership, Economy & Decentralisation

The Deep Fake Era, Technology, Democracy & Power

Talk with Jamie Barlett

Join us in conversation with Jamie Bartlett at LayLow to uncover what’s happening in the worlds of data and technology, what it means for us, and what we can do about it.

Thursday 14th November 2019, 12:00am–9:30pm Laylow, 10 Golborne Road London W10 5PE

Jamie Bartlett Deep Fake Technology

> “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing” - George Orwell


Tech has radically changed the way we live our lives. Corporations have accumulated power in ways that existing regulatory and intellectual frameworks struggle to comprehend. A consensus is emerging that the power of these new digital monopolies is unprecedented, and that it has important implications for politics and society.

With our fragile political systems threatened by this digital revolution, the story of our time becomes dark and weird. Jamie argues that through our unquestioning embrace of big tech, the building blocks of democracy are slowly being removed. The middle class is being eroded, sovereign authority and civil society are weakened, and we citizens are losing our critical faculties, maybe even our free will.


This event is supported by Laylow

Laylow is a house located on Golborne road, at the foot of West London’s famous land mark Trellic Tower. Much like the rich history of the area LAYLOW is a celebration of creativity, music. Designed by Bella Freud, Nicholas Kilner and Taz the space is spread across 4 floors and it boasts a restaurant with outdoor seating, a live music venue with performances 4 nights a week, a lounge and a private dinning with its own roof top terrace. With an ever evolving group of musicians, cuisine and selection of drinks Laylow welcomes all to come and join and enjoy.

Thursday 14th November 2019, 12:00am–9:30pm Laylow, 10 Golborne Road London W10 5PE

Jamie Barlett #

Jamie is a specialist in online culture and technology and author of The People Vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (2018), Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World (2017), and The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld (2014).

Read Jamie Barlett’s profile