Your Tech is Not Apolitical: Celebrate Aaron Swartz

apolitical (adj.) - not interested or involved in politics. “Your Tech is Not Apolitical” is an opportunity to empower voices of the underserved through technology. We are bringing together activists, technologists, artists, and educators to honor the life of Aaron Swartz and his contributions to technology and society. We will be screening The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about Aaron, followed by a panel discussion. Members of the New Press will be present at the event selling “The Boy Who Could Change the World”, a posthumous collection of writing by Aaron Swartz. The agenda is as follows: 6:00pm - 6:30pm Food & Drinks 6:30pm - 7:00pm Welcome from ThoughtWorks and background on "The Boy Who Could Change the World" by Mako Hill 7:00pm - 8:45pm The Internet's Own Boy screening 8:45pm - 9:15pm Discussions on the film, book, and what we do next We live in an age where we’re surrounded by technology, regardless of our background. Join us in celebrating the life of a political, Internet figure, and see how you can leverage your skill set to better the world. "I mean, I feel very strongly that it’s not enough to just live in the world as it is, to just kind of take what you’re given and follow the things that adults told you to do and that your parents told you to do and that society tells you to do. I think you should always be questioning. I take this very scientific attitude that everything you’ve learned is just provisional, that it’s always open to recantation or refutation or questioning. And I think the same applies to society. Once I realized that there were real, serious problems, fundamental problems that I could do something to address, I didn’t see a way to forget that. I didn’t see a way not to." --Aaron Swartz
WHEN
January 11, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
ThoughtWorks San Francisco
814 Mission St
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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CONTACT
ThoughtWorks San Francisco · · +1 415 273 1389

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