2015 Symposium on Open Access: Open Dialogs on Open Access

Event Title

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Location

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Event Website

http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/2205919

Start Date

3-11-2015 5:15 PM

Description

This film showing will feature a conversation between Peter Decherney, and Jeffrey Vagle. The Internet’s Own Boy, released under a Creative Commons License, follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. While still in his teens, Swartz participated in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and later co-founded Reddit. But it was Swartz's work in social justice and his commitment to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

Comments

Thursday, November 3rd, 5:15pm Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Peter Decherney, Professor of Cinema Studies and English at Penn & Jeffrey Vagle, Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at Penn Law School

Register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/2205919

 
Nov 3rd, 5:15 PM

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

This film showing will feature a conversation between Peter Decherney, and Jeffrey Vagle. The Internet’s Own Boy, released under a Creative Commons License, follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. While still in his teens, Swartz participated in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and later co-founded Reddit. But it was Swartz's work in social justice and his commitment to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

https://repository.upenn.edu/penn_oa_events/2015/events/3