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LECTURE The Death of the Gods: an exploration of power in the digital age
December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Carl Miller, co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos and Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London
For centuries, writers and thinkers have used power as a prism through which to view and understand the world at moments of seismic change. The Death of the Gods is an exploration of power in the digital age, and a journey in search of the new centres of control today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, Carl Miller traces how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost.
Six years ago, Carl Miller co-founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos, the first think tank unit dedicated to researching digital society. Since then he has angrily debated against 9/11 conspiracy theorists; called for digital literacy to be taught in schools, and coined ‘SOCMINT’ – social media intelligence – with the former Director of GCHQ, Sir David Omand. He has worked with technologists from the University of Sussex to use artificial intelligence to research social media; analysed Islamophobia and online hate in the wake of Brexit and terrorist attacks, and covered digital politics for the Sunday Times.
Carl Miller is a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. He is the author of The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab and is currently writing Power, a book on how power is changing in the digital age.
- December 11
- 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm