In collaboration with the Centre for the Humanities, IMPAKT festival established a Festival Fellowship. This year we have invited Evgeny Morozov to be the CFH IMPAKT Festival Fellow. On October 26 he will give a keynote lecture titled Big Tech Beyond the Algorithm.
Rather than attributing agency to algorithms we should focus on the question what kind of algorithms are inserted into what kinds of socio-economic models. Evgeny Morozov will discuss algorithms and how they are applied in the context of broader reflections on geopolitics and the technological competition between China and the United States.
Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Morozov is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and Boston Review. He was formerly a Yahoo! fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and a fellow at George Soros’s Open Society Institute, where he remains on the board of the Information Program.
Before moving to the US, Morozov was Director of New Media at Transitions Online, a Prague-based media development NGO active in 29 countries of the former Soviet bloc. Morozov’s writings have appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, Prospect, The Sunday Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, Le Monde, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Review, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, Dissent and many other publications
In 2018 the IMPAKT annual program will center around the theme Post-truth. The IMPAKT Festival 2018, focusing on Algorithmic Superstructures, will take place from 24 until 28 October.