In this episode, I speak with Cory Doctorow, a Canadian-British blogger, science fiction author, activist, and journalist, whose recent books include “Attack Surface” and “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism”, a work of nonfiction that explores conspiracies and monopolies.
A special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cory is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and co-founder of the UK-based Open Rights Group, and serves as a visiting professor of computer science at the Open University, and a visiting professor of practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science.
Having served as co-editor of the infamous blog Boing Boing, Cory maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net, and is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, some of whose licences he has used for his books.
In this conversation we dissect the murky world of monopolies, technology and surveillance capitalism, and how these powers are shaping our economic and civic possibilities.
Recorded on 28th April 2021.
Produced by Caro C. Written & recorded by Nathalie Nahai © 2021.