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11:00am

Internet Power: After Cyber-Optimism and Pessimism
    Sunday March 11, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon E) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)

    A year ago one could have had an honest argument about whether the Internet was increasing the power of the oppressor or the oppressed. Events in Tunis, Cairo, Daraa, Tehran, Moscow, and Beijing have shown that it can benefit both and that the effect of digital technology on power will be complex and contradictory. What are we to make of freelance hacker orgs, transparency activists and covert cyber war? In the annals of citizen empowerment and institutional vulnerability, democracy and anarchy share an interesting paired history, we intend to ask how the global system may handle this latest disequilibrium.

    Speakers
    Rice University | Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute...

    Founder | The Meta-Activism Project | A digital activism polymath...

    Dir of Social Innovation | Qatar Computing Research Institute...

    Intrapreneur Ninja | World Bank | Former diplomat, climbed the...


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #NetPower
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9027

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