Announcing Future Human: Tweet Justice, Weds May 12
London’s freshest and least reverent talk event, Future Human, is back on Wednesday May 12 at The Book Club, Shoreditch. This month, we’ll be exploring ’Tweet Justice’: how modern notions of digital privacy are challenging and disrupting the British legal system. Tickets can be purchased HERE – as usual, we advise buying before the event to ensure you’ll get in.
If you haven’t been before, Future Human is a reinvention of the intellectual salon for the 21st century. Rather than a dry lecture series, we discuss the game-changing ideas of the day with you the audience (plus some expert guests), over a bottle of wine with a straw in it.
So what’s ‘Tweet Justice’? Today, whether you’re a celebrity or a ‘civilian’, modern information sharing technologies can instantly make you notorious worldwide. Maybe you were exiting a Lamborghini in a less than ladylike manner, drunkenly ranting at a newspaper columnist, or perhaps a vengeful ex turned your sexual peccadilloes into a viral Internet sensation.
But what if you became infamous for something you didn’t do? What if you were falsely slandered on Twitter or defamed on Facebook? And what if someone you don’t know compromised your online anonymity, and you lost your job as a result? The British legal system, with its antiquated practises and swingeing media privacy laws, seems ill-equipped to cope with a modern culture in which social networks transform idle banter into a ‘news feed’, anyone can become a live media ‘broadcaster’, and mob rules apply. But if, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims, we now live in a world where ‘privacy is no longer a social norm’, where does this leave our justice system?
Join us at the Book Club on Wednesday May 12, where we will be discussing exactly how modern digital privacy habits are upturning British law. Our guests will include Telegraph.co.uk tech-media guru Shane Richmond, and Zoe Margolis, the bestselling ‘Girl With a One-Track Mind’ whose frank blogging has seen her publicly vilified and hounded…
This is our fourth Future Human event – here’s what the press having been saying thus far:
‘A blend of intimacy, anarchy and intellectual nourishment… the salon has arrived in the 21st century’ – The Sunday Times
‘Hurrah! We get to pretend to be sophisticated members of the intelligentsia’ – Grazia
One of London’s Five Best Talk Events – The Evening Standard
Tickets are available HERE. From 9pm onwards, the evening turns into a networking event for guests, who are invited to stay for cocktails and DJs.
FUTURE HUMAN: TWEET JUSTICE
Wednesday May 12, 2010
Main event is 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, DJs until late
@ The Book Club, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4RH (map)
Tickets are strictly limited & advance purchase is advised
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE PURCHASED, TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR UNDER YOUR NAME (I.E. THEY WILL NOT BE POSTED AHEAD OF THE EVENT)
Contact info(at)badidea.co.uk if you have an enquiry.