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Book Launch: Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Berkman Fellow Harry Lewis, Hal Abelson, and Ken Ledeen

On Wednesday, June 18, Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Berkman Fellow Harry Lewis launched their new book, Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion.

The launch and signing took place at 7PM on the first floor of the Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

The Berkman Center community is tremendously excited about this book: congratulations to the authors!

Lean more about the book, read the Blown to Bits blog, or buy your own copy.

From the Blown to Bits website:

Wherever you go…whatever you say, write, photograph, or buy…whatever prescriptions you take, or ATM withdrawals you make…you are generating information. That information can be captured, digitized, retrieved, and copied –anywhere on Earth, instantly. Sophisticated computers can increasingly uncover meaning in those digital traces–understanding, anticipating, and influencing you as never before.

Is this utopia? Or the dawning of a 1984/Brave New World horror world? Whatever you call it, it’s happening. What kind of world are we creating? What will it be like to live there? Blown to Bits offers powerful and controversial answers to these questions–and give you the knowledge you need to help shape your own digital future, not let others do it for you. Building on their pioneering joint MIT/Harvard course, the authors reveal how the digital revolution is changing everything, in ways that are stunning even the most informed experts.

Download media from this event here.

Past Event
Jun 18, 2008
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM