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Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

  • UCL, JZ Young Lecture theatre G29 Anatomy Building, Gower Street London, WC1E6XA United Kingdom (map)

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism reveals a world in which the sovereign forces in today’s economy are advertisers, manipulators, shadowy assemblages of state and private actors whose goal is to predict our behaviour, and change it. Their tools are surveillance, provocation and addiction.

In this talk, Zuboff traces the currents that led to our present quandary and asks how human autonomy and freedom can be saved before we sleepwalk over the brink. 

There will also be a panel discussion moderated by IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato with Carole Cadwalladr (The Guardian) and Paul Hilder (Datapraxis), who were recently featured in Netflix's documentary The Great Hack. This will be followed by a drinks reception.