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Annual Lecture 2013

'We get to choose: How to demand an Internet that sets us free'

Cory Doctorow

by Cory Doctorow

Chair: Tracey Brown

Our eighth annual Sense About Science lecture, by Cory Doctorow,  took place on Monday 13th May 2013 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Cory Doctorow, activist, journalist and blogger, immersed people in thinking about what democracy and participation need from the Internet and computers, and whether we are going to get it. How does Digital Rights Management (DRM) affect us when you cannot live in the 21st Century without a computer? And how does the Internet give, or take away, our freedoms?

His lecture led to enthusiastic questions and a fascinating discussion with the audience.

    Annual Lecture 13th May 2013

You can listen to a recording of the lecture and Q&A by the Guardian.

Read a Storify of tweets from the night. 

See more photos of the lecture. Photos thanks to Lucy Brooks

With thanks to our partners for their generous support: The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicnce, the Wellcome Trust, the Society for Applied Microbiology, and our host, the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Coverage: 

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