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After School and Hazlitt Present:
"Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age"

On creativity, capitalism, and the Internet
A Conversation with Astra Taylor about her new book, The People's Platform.

AGO First Thursdays, March 6, 2014
AGO Reuben Wells Leonard Gallery, 7:30-9pm. Info & tickets here.

Is the Internet an open-ended platform or an insidiously crafted maze of predetermined options? A vehicle for creativity and connection, or crass capitalism? Democratic engagement or corporate co-optation? In its current configurations, does digital culture make us smarter, better citizens, or duller, consumerist drones?
Astra Taylor takes on these very questions in her new book, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. After School and Hazlitt are extremely pleased to present the lauded cultural critic in conversation with Nicola Spunt at AGO First Thursdays on March 6 at 7:30pm in the Reuben Wells Leonard Gallery.
Taylor is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and activist. Her films include Zizek!, a feature documentary about the world’s most outrageous philosopher, and Examined Life, a series of excursions with contemporary thinkers. Taylor’s writing has appeared in The Nation, the London Review of Booksn+1The Baffler magazine, and other publications, and she is the editor of Examined Life and co-editor of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America
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