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Friday, 07th August, 2020
Carl Miller is the founding Research Director at The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos, a British think tank. For the past nine years, he has researched how the digital world affects politics, society, crime, journalism, warfare and business. He presents programmes for the BBC’s flagship technology show, BBC Click, and has written for The Economist, The Sunday Times, Wired, New Scientist, The Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian.
On the Power of Big Tech and Surveillance Capitalism
Carl Miller in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma
Multinational corporations are being shut overnight with a single tweet, Facebook has grown bigger than any state, robots are battling for elections, coders and hackers are writing policies and algorithms are shaping our lives in more than unimaginable ways. Carl Miller's Transmission Prize-winning 'The Death of the Gods' reveals the fascinating and often hidden characters of the digital realm that are changing the world. In this timely and incisive session, Miller, co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, explores power in the age of digital media and traces how it is being transformed, fought over, lost and won.