17:30 - 18:30
Empire and Communications: Power and empowerment on the internet
These are dark days for the web. Monopolies, walled gardens, surveillance and fear have spread across the internet. On the flip side, there is a new wave of open emerging: a grassroots movement for online freedom, creativity and opportunity for all.
Leaning on the thinking of communications scholar Harold Innis, Mark Surman reflects on the importance of the internet freedom movement in this age of empire.