This session zeroes in on the digital age to critically analyse how power and control are exerted in emerging and existing technologies. We look at data, the media, geopolitics, and surveillance capitalism. What really is the digital age bringing about? What lies at the centre of the technology around and inside us? What does that mean for individual freedom? In this session, we move away from the easy claim that robots will take over, and explore the more concrete reality of certain major players dominating instead—a path that we’re already going down.
The Digital Age
Carl Miller #
Carl combines data and analysis with immersive, first-hand reporting to understand how all of our lives are changing. He is the co-founder and Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos and has written the book, The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab.
Nathalie Nahai #
Nathalie Nahai is an author, keynote speaker and host of The Hive Podcast, a series that enquires into our relationship with one another, with technology and with the living world. With a diverse background in human behaviour, persuasive tech and the arts, Nathalie brings a unique vantage point from which to examine the complex challenges we face today.