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11:00am

The Power of Fear in Networked Publics

    This solo presentation will cover the culture of fear and the consequences of visibility. Acclaimed researcher danah boyd will weave together the predator panic and bullying phenomenon with the socio-political dynamics around otherness, the rise of fear alongside the increased ability to connect with others around the globe, the empowering rhetoric of the Arab Spring along the rise of local networks of power. She will call into question some of our utopian assumptions about all of the automatic democratic possibilities of technology and offer a challenge to folks about the need to step out of our techno-bubble and engage with people who are fearful of technology.

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    Principal Researcher | Microsoft Research | Dr. danah boyd is...


    Type Interactive, Solo
    Hashtag #sxsw #networked
    Theme Featured Sessions
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP992282

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