Tonight (Thursday, April 11), I'm headlining a free event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library from 7-9PM: it's at the Central Library's Neil Morgan Auditorium (330 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101). The tl;dr of my speech: "libraries as one of the few remnants of a world where people were valued because of their humanity, not their money, and how that works in the current moment of extreme inequality, epistemological incoherence, and fear of imminent collapse."
The event is free, but seating is limited; the Friends of the San Diego Public Library will hold you a seat if you pre-order a copy of my new book Radicalized from their bookstore.
Then on Friday, April 12 I'll be at UCLA from 7-930 for After Disruption, a panel and workshop sponsored by README and the LA Cryptoparty, with Britt Paris from Data & Society, Sarah T. Roberts from the Department of Information Studies, and Saba Waheed from the UCLA Labor Center. Our theme is: "A conversation on Big Tech, the future of labor, and how systems have successfully been co-opted in the past" and "A collaborative, participatory workshop led by README and LA Cryptoparty where audience and speakers join together to re-imagine how platforms function." It's also free to attend but the organizers would like you to RSVP.
Then on Sunday, April 14 I'm appearing at the LA Times Festival of Books for a conversation with John Scalzi, moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde from Mysterious Galaxy books.
I hope to see you there!
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