Special Events

Hacking Politics

Special Events
19 Oct, 2018

Hacking Politics

Keynote: SFMOMA | October 18 | 6 PM
Conference: Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley | October 19 | 10 AM

Across the country, lawyers are fighting gerrymandering cases in the courts. In Washington, the FTC is investigating Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Online, communities are organizing. Data has irrevocably altered our political landscape.

At the level of political structures and infrastructures themselves, through the political process, to the larger framework of civil society, we live in an era when the intersection of media, technology, and politics is producing profound, and profoundly unpredictable, effects on the nation.

In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, join the UC Berkeley Center for New Media, SFMOMA’s Public Knowledge Initiative, the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and Boalt School of Law for a symposium, where we explore how our political system has been -- and might be -- “hacked” in ways its framers could never have imagined.

Confirmed speakers: Burak Arikan (Artist), Erica Baker (CSO Patreon), Ingrid Burrington (Artist), Maciej Ceglowski (Pinboard, The Great Slate), Ruth Greenwood (Campaign Legal Center), Lawrence Norden (Brennan Center’s Democracy Program ), Nathan Persily (Stanford), Gireeja Renade (Microsoft Research), McKenzie Wark (The New School).

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