(EDIT: OH NEVER MIND. IT’S SOLD OUT.)
i’m seriously considering going to london to attend the below event… it’s on a friday, so i’d probably come in either thursday night or friday morning, and try to stay for the weekend. if lucky, go out dancing too. basically, i was looking for a good excuse, and this came up. 🙂 i haven’t checked flight/train prices yet… will do that soon.
i’m wondering if anyone has a place to crash? i will also ask some friends who aren’t on lj, but figured i’d start here while i’m thinking about it..
With the rise of the database state and firms profiting from user-profiling, it’s vital to resist surveillance and ensure the integrity of your digital personality. From technologies like PGP and Tor to the arguments that will convince people – friends and family as well as media and politicians – to watch out for their digital rights, this event is your anti-surveillance 101.
Cory Doctorow – science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist – and Charlie Stross – science fiction writer and former programmer and pharmacist – will share how and why to control your data. The event will be moderated by Ian Brown – academic, activist and Blogzilla.
The entry price is either joining Open Rights Group – by handing door staff a completed form (link to PDF) – or making a one-off £10 donation on the door. Please register for tickets here. Drinks will be available, as is The Three Kings – a local pub – to continue the debate.
What: Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye
When: 1830, Friday 1 May 2009
Where: Crypt on the Green, St James Church, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA – Map
How: Get your tickets here!