Lowell Lecture

Surveillance Capitalism and Democracy

Date & Time

Jan. 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location

Suffolk University - Sargent Hall
Fifth Floor Commons
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions

Speaker(s)

Shoshana Zuboff; Christopher Lydon

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University

Contact

Susan Spurlock (fordhallforum@suffolk.edu, 617-994-6899)

Please join acclaimed scholar and author Shoshana Zuboff, Ph.D., Harvard Business School professor emerita on the publication of her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight For a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power and Moderator Christopher Lydon, radio host of WBUR's Open Source.

Surveillance capitalism is the foundation of a new economic order. Firms compete on the manufacture of "prediction products" traded in lucrative new "behavioral futures markets." Surveillance capitalism's proprietary digital architectures -- what Shoshana Zuboff calls "Big Other" -- are designed to capture and control human behavior for competitive advantage in these new markets, as the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification" that favors private market outcomes free of democratic oversight or control.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Please RSVP to fordhallforum@suffolk.edu