Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century

A book chat with Cory Doctorow

The Internet's most celebrated hi-tech culture maven returns with this second collection of his infamous articles, essays, and polemics. Now a proud father as well as an international activist, Cory Doctorow writes as passionately about creating Web-inspired theater with his daughter as he does in lambasting the corporations that profit by limiting inherent intellectual freedoms. Doctorow spares no worthy target yet maintains his trademark optimism. Always laser sharp, his vision of a future of free-as-in-freedom creativity is tempered by hoping that artists will benefit from their creations.

The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (OTI) held a discussion with Cory Doctorow on his recent book, Context, arguing the importance of intellectual freedom.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist whom Entertainment Weekly has called the William Gibson of his generation. He is the author of the bestseller Little Brother, and the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (www.boingboing.net). Doctorow is a contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, Locus, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He was the Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org), a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties. Born in Toronto, Canada, Doctorow currently lives in London.

Participants

Featured Speaker
Cory Doctorow
Author, Little Brother
Co-editor, Boing Boing
Co-founder, UK Open Rights Group

Moderator
Thomas Gideon
Senior Staff Technologist, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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