Defanging the Dragons: How digital technology is reshaping power

  • April 10, 2015
  • 7:30 am
  • Arts and Letters Club

In his latest book, assistant professor of digital media and global affairs at UBC Taylor Owen is less concerned about the selfie phenomenon and more concerned about the way digital technologies are reshaping the power of the people and the power of the state in the 21st century. Owen reads and discusses from Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age at this instalment of books with brunch. Join Owen and moderator John Ryerson for thoughtful conversation over breakfast.

Doors open at 7:30am for buffet breakfast, talk begins at 8am.

  • Free



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