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THI Data and Democracy Initative

https://thi.ucsc.edu/initiatives/data-and-democracy/

May 2019

Paolo Gerbaudo, The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
Paolo Gerbaudo, The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy

From the Pirate Parties in Northern Europe to Podemos in Spain and the 5-Star Movement in Italy, from the movements behind Bernie Sanders in the US and Jeremy Corbyn in UK, to Jean-Luc Melenchon's presidential bid in France, the last decade has witnessed the rise of a new blueprint for political organisation: the 'digital party'. These new political formations tap into the potential of social media, and use online participatory platforms to include the rank-and-file. Paolo Gerbaudo looks at the…

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Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CA United States

It has been called the world’s oldest hatred. And the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh proves that antisemitism remains potent - both in the darkest corners of the Internet and, tragically, around the world. Is there something new about antisemitism today or is it just a continuation of old images and fears? Here in Silicon Valley, we are in a unique position — and possess a unique responsibility — to confront the hardest questions about…

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