SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #4: digital power

A ground-breaking journey to reveal the new centers of power and control in the twenty-first century.

What does power look like today? Who controls it and how does it affect the choices we make and the choices we have? 

We were thrilled to welcome Carl Miller to discuss digital power at the fourth SAGE Ocean Speaker Series ahead of the release of his new book, 'The Death of the Gods, The New Global Power Grab'. Carl is the Research Director of the Center for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos and has written extensively on how the digital world is changing society, politics, and policy. 

For centuries, writers and thinkers have used power as a prism through which to view and understand the world at moments of seismic change. In this talk, we'll hear Carl discuss his journey to find the reality of power today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, he will explain how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost. As power escapes from its old bonds, he shows us where it has gone, the shape it now takes and how it touches each of our lives.