Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #863. It’s hard to describe the work that Cory Doctorow does. One part author, one part journalist, one part activist, one part media theorist, one part thought leader… how many parts is that? How about we just settle on the term, “Polymath.” Cory is as known for his thought-provoking science fiction novels and he is for doing his best to level the playing field for all consumers and businesses. He works and explores the intersection of technology, society, and politics. He was the co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing, and has written numerous books, including the bestselling Little Brother and Homeland. He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. He is also a frequent speaker at technology conferences and events, and is known for his engaging and thought-provoking presentations. His latest book, Chokepoint Capitalism (which he co-authored with Rebecca Giblin), argues that we’re in a new era of “chokepoint capitalism,” with exploitative businesses creating insurmountable barriers to competition that enable them to capture value that should rightfully go to others. Ultimately, his work will leave you questioning the role of technology in our lives and the future of our economy. Enjoy the conversation…
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