Event Title

Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Presenter Information

University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Location

Class of ‘55 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 2nd floor

Event Website

http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/3611359

Start Date

27-10-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

27-10-2017 2:00 PM

Description

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.”

Register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/3611359

 
Oct 27th, 12:00 PM Oct 27th, 2:00 PM

Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Class of ‘55 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 2nd floor

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.”

Register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/3611359

https://repository.upenn.edu/penn_oa_events/2017/events/1