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Data at the End of the World: A Book Talk with Brian Michael Murphy

October 11, 2022

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Lewis Hall, 5th floor at the Berkman Klein Center's Multi-Purpose Room 515

1557 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Is datafication a means to immortality, or a harbinger of the apocalypse? Brian Michael Murphy’s searching, creative new book “We the Dead: Preserving Data at the End of the World” tracks the evolution and growing power of what he terms the “data complex”; the vast quantities of information about us and the infrastructure that supports it. In conversation with Cyberlaw Clinic Assistant Director Jessica Fjeld, Brian will share stories from his research process and challenge our notions of what personal data is and means.

Brian Michael Murphy is dean of Bennington College and director of its MFA program in Public Action.

Jessica Fjeld (moderator) is the Assistant Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic.

This event will be livestreamed, but in-person attendance is limited to members of the Harvard community with active IDs. If you do not hold an active Harvard ID, please RSVP to our virtual event. 

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