An Evening with Shoshana Zuboff: Our Digital Democracy in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Scholar, author, and activist Shoshana Zuboff will speak at UVM’s 2021 George D. Aiken virtual lecture on Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
Zuboff is the author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. She has dedicated her career to the study of the rise of digital and warns that surveillance capitalism is undermining our personal rights and threatening democracy.
“We decide how we are going to be governed in a democracy. Facebook can do whatever it wants, so can Apple, and Google, so can Microsoft, so can Amazon; they have unaccountable power,” Zuboff writes. “This is a wake-up call. Together, citizens and law makers can build the infrastructures of laws and rights that we all need to tether this to our fundamental rights, tether it to public service, and make this digital century a safer democracy.”
Join us to imagine a digital future where our personal information is back under our control.
The online event is free. RSVP so we can save you a seat!
This event is hosted by the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and produced in partnership with Continuing and Distance Education.