Evgeny Morozov @ Cybersalon, Dec 9

, 6 December 2013

A Christmas lecture from eminent digital cultural critic Evgeny Morozov at London’s Cybersalon, December 9.

Delving into the “ethics, consumerism, governance, and neoliberalism of Silicon Valley”, the author of The Net Delusion will no doubt have some interesting things to say on the apparent false ideologies of “the current crop of Internet intellectuals”, fallacies corrupting our thinking and as yet untapped “emancipatory potential” of the internet, but what better way to explain that than in his own words:

“as long as the global political and economic regime is characterised by the dismantlement of the welfare state, the decline of the very idea of public goods, the triumph of tinkering over structural reform, the victory of psychology over philosophy as the favourite discipline of our technocratic classes, we shouldn’t expect technology to perform much of an emancipatory function.

See the Cybersalon website for details. **