March 27, 2009 | Michael Holloway

Event - Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye

Update: the event video is now available in .mov and .ogg format.

With the rise of the database state and firms profiting from user-profiling, it's vital to resist surveillance and ensure the integrity of your digital personality. From technologies like PGP and Tor to the arguments that will convince people - friends and family as well as media and politicians - to watch out for their digital rights, this event is your anti-surveillance 101.

Cory Doctorow - science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist - and Charlie Stross - science fiction writer and former programmer and pharmacist - will share how and why to control your data. The event will be moderated by Ian Brown - academic, activist and Blogzilla.

The entry price is either joining Open Rights Group - by handing door staff a completed form (link to PDF) - or making a one-off £10 donation on the door. Please register for tickets here. Drinks will be available, as is The Three Kings - a local pub - to continue the debate.

What: Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye When: 1830, Friday 1 May 2009 Where: Crypt on the Green, St James Church, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA - Map How: Get your tickets here!

For an intro to one of our speakers, here's Cory Doctorow at a recent Policy Exchange event, discussing collateral damage to digital rights caused by the cold war between the content industries and the internet:

Comments (10)

  1. ranting in Clerkenwell « Alternate Seat of TYR:
    May 02, 2009 at 08:03 PM

    [...] sci-fi So, Chris “Chris” Williams, J. Carter Wood, and I met up in London to attend the aftermath of this ORG event. A good time was had, even though we didn’t find Charlie or Cory at the Three Kings; we heard [...]

  2. File 770 » Blog Archive » Anti-Surveillance 101:
    Apr 10, 2009 at 11:41 PM

    [...] Online reports that Charlie Stross and Cory Doctorow are giving a benefit talk entitled “Resisting the All-Seeing Eye” for the Open Rights Group on May 1, 2009, in [...]

  3. Going beyond privacy |
    May 13, 2009 at 09:33 AM

    [...] member of the Open Rights Group and attended a talk chaired by Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross on privacy and the digital age. And thanks to the red wine and general convivality on the night, plus my own badly-taken notes, [...]

  4. Glennji:
    Apr 09, 2009 at 09:53 AM

    Are there tickets left? EventBrite says no, but I thought I'd be optimistic/enquiring.

  5. Digital privacy is a challenge for society, not technology < Richard’s Kingdom:
    May 02, 2009 at 07:30 PM

    [...] I travelled to London to hear Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross talk about resisting the all-seeing eye of the state, private business, and nosy individuals. The event promised to deliver practical [...]

  6. Michael Holloway:
    Mar 30, 2009 at 03:23 PM

    @Morgan - Yes, there will be a video, which we'll post to the blog.

  7. Jonathan Hartley:
    Mar 28, 2009 at 04:31 AM

    Link to the PDF form is 404!

    Also - what if you're is already a member?



  8. Morgan:
    Mar 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Sadly, I live in D.C. and can't make it to the event. Is there any chance you will post a video or transcript/notes from the session?

  9. Cory Doctorow’s >> Blog Archive » Open Rights Group benefit in London with Charlie Stross, May 1:
    Mar 27, 2009 at 09:26 PM

    [...] Event - Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye | Posted on March 27, 2009 12:21 PM     [...]

  10. Michael Holloway:
    Mar 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Oops, link fixed now. Donation of £10 from all comers pls.

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