Extraordinary Machine

Date: September 5, 2014 Screening
Time: 6:30pm
Date: September 6, 2014 Workshop
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke Street

‘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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Friday's documentary screening will be followed by a workshop on open knowledge onSaturday, Sept. 6th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We will brainstorm action plans and prototype tactics to liberate more open government data. Bring your creativity and appetite.   RSVP required for lunch count. Lunch only applies to workshop attendees. Thanks!

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