Life After Privacy: How Digital Media is Transforming Humanity with Dr. Firmin DeBrabander

Life After Privacy: How Digital Media is Transforming Humanity with Dr. Firmin DeBrabander


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Together we will explore the history of privacy as a concept – its prioritization is a fairly recent development. Why do we presume it is so all-important? When did that happen? And what is privacy anyway? Why do digital citizens and consumers take it so lightly? More importantly: what information is readily available online to spies? What information are they looking for, what devious means do they use to get it – and what do they plan to do with it? Personal data analysis is an esoteric science indeed.

This interactive seminar connects with DeBrabander’s book Life after Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society(published by Cambridge U Press), which is a philosophical consideration of the value, meaning, and history of privacy. During our conversation, we will deliberate on how digital technology is fundamentally altering human culture and our daily lives, and its debilitating impact on global democracies. 

Led by an expert on Political Philosophy, this Conversation will explore how digital media is changing us individually, culturally, and politically – and the threats facing humanity in the age of digital surveillance. Participants will come away with an increased appreciation of the nature of privacy, and the quickly changing digital society.

Firmin received his PhD from Emory University in 2002, and specializes in Political Philosophy. Dr. DeBrabander also teaches courses in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Economic Theory. He has written two books: Spinoza and the Stoics (Continuum Press, 2007) and Do Guns Make us Free? (Yale University Press, 2015). He is currently at work on a manuscript on privacy. Dr. DeBrabander has written pieces in social and political commentary for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Salon, The Atlantic and The New Republic.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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