How We Fight Surveillance Capitalism

Special Event | November 9 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 202 South Hall | Canceled

 Shoshana Zuboff

 Information, School of

In her forthcoming book, Professor Shoshana Zuboff explains how the transition to information-intensive business models has given rise to Surveillance Capitalism, a system âthat threatens the existential and political canon of the modern liberal order defined by principles of self-determination that have been centuries, even millennia, in the makingâ[including]âthe sanctity of the individual and the ideals of social equality; the development of identity, autonomy, and moral reasoning; the integrity of contract, the freedom that accrues to the making and fulfilling of promises; norms and rules of collective agreement; the functions of market democracy; the political integrity of societies; and the future of democratic sovereignty.â

In this workshop, participants are invited to discuss collective action that will interrupt, eliminate, outlaw, or moderate surveillance capitalism's grip on the future. The discussion will be faciliated by Professors Zuboff; Maria Brincker, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Brett Frischmann, Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, Villanova University Law School.