Dystopian Dreamscapes and Real Life Nightmares | Free Word

28 November 2018
19:00 - 21:00

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Free Word and Privacy International

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How close is our troubled present to the nightmares we once feared?


How do dystopian films and books compare to our present, and what clues do they give about our future?

Privacy International’s Executive Director Gus Hosein led us on a guided tour exploring exploring some of the finest dystopian fiction of our time including A Clockwork Orange, 1984, Minority Report, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror.

 

28 November 2018
19:00 - 21:00
£10 / £7

Free Word and Privacy International

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Gus Hosein

Privacy International Executive Director

Gus has worked at the intersection of technology and human rights for over twenty years. He developed national, regional, and global campaigns on communications privacy. He worked on national security and anti-terrorism policy, and led global advocacy against border registration, biometric collection, tracking of migration, travel profiling, and mass surveillance of financial data flows. He led research and co-authored a book on identity systems and policy, Global Challenges for Identity Policy. He founded regional and global networks of civil society organisations to work on technology and rights. He has acted as an external evaluator for UNHCR, advised the UN Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights, and has advised a number of other international organisations. Gus is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

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