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How it's kicking off everywhere.

17 Mar 2012

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1-3pm

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London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses: 56 and 30 stop outside, 106,38,55,242,243,176,48 stop 1 min round corner on Amhurst road
  • National Express from Liverpool street to Hackney Downs, Hackney Central is a quick 2 min walk round the corner

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Discussion between Paul Mason, financial journalist and economics editor for Newsnight and recent author of "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere", Nathan Charlton, writer, technologist and director of Big Ideas, and Andrew McGettigan, author of the blog Critical Education and the book "The Great University Gamble" (Pluto, forthcoming) also of the Big Ideas team. We will be considering how the technology that facilitates the vast consumerism of capitalism is at some core level, implicit also in our ability to act politically, and how that affects our understanding of what it is to be politically engaged, with respect to older hierarchical structures and former traditions that may come into question as a result.
Considering ideas relating to new media; social media, and the new technologies that facilitate a new kind of connectivity between people, that allows for an accumulative awareness of social injustice in more immediate terms than ever before, and how this technology might impact upon events involving mass movements of people.

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