Hacking Politics

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Center for New Media

We often describe asymmetrical and unanticipated actions in a technological context as “hacking,” yet what is being hacked in our current moment is not just infrastructure, but the structure of civil society. From our political structures and infrastructures, 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.

In the shadow of the 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, in collaboration with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, for a symposium, Hacking Politics. Together, we will we explore how our political system has been — and might be — manipluated, transformed, and even remade 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 ), Nate Persily (Stanford), Gireeja Ranade (Microsoft Research), McKenzie Wark (The New School), Hank Willis Thomas (Artist).

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