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posted by Brad Evoy in on Sep 25, 2014 - View profile

Toronto

Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy with Q&A with director Brian Knappenberger

A DisOrientation 2014 Event


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Friday October 3 2014

Venue: Sid Smith Hall, rm 2117
Address: 100 St.George Street
Cost: FREE

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The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. 

But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. 

This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

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Brad Evoy is a graduate student at the University of Toronto, blogger, writer, commentator, and sometimes firebrand. He has served as one of the Summer Membership and Admin. Coordinators for the Toronto Media Co-op and in the past has written for various other publications. Meanwhile, as an organizer, he's associated with the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG-Toronto) and Scientists for the Right to Know, along with past associations with various student organizations in two provinces.

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