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