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Pocket Democracy: Book Talk with Ramesh Srinivasan
October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
“Pocket Democracy” is a 2 day conference between Berlin and Seattle investigating digital technologies as a means for political solutions.
Goethe Pop Up Seattle and Thomas Mann House Los Angeles, in collaboration with STATE Berlin, World Affairs Council, and UW Center for West European Studies and European Union Center, welcome Ramesh Srinivasan for a talk about his new book Beyond the Valley.
In his new, provocative book, Ramesh Srinivasan describes the internet as both an enabler of frictionless efficiency and a dirty tangle of politics, economics, and other inefficient, inharmonious human activities. Focusing on the disconnect between designers and users, producers and consumers, Srinivasan takes the reader across the world, visiting the “design labs” of rural, low-income, and indigenous people in hope to find a more democratic internet.
Light refreshments to follow the talk.
The Cloud Room is 21+ only.
This is an evening event of a conference taking place over two days. All guests are invited to participate in the workshop earlier in the day and Pocket Democracy’s public conference at Central Library Seattle the following day, October 25th.