Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the directory of the philosophical documentaries “What Is Democracy?” (TIFF 2018), “Examined Life” (TIFF 2008) and Zizek! (TIFF 2005); the author of the American Book Award Winner, “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Cultures in the Digital Age; and a co-founder of the Debt Collective. She has written for The New York times, The London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Walrus, The Baffler, n+1, and many other outlets. Her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, will be out from Metropolitan Books in early 2019.
Astra Taylor will be talking about how new technologies frequently presented as offering solutions to the problems of traditional publishing more often than not reinforce pre-existing power dynamics.
The talk will be in the Research Commons room A of the McLennan Library at McGill University!
Her talk is part of The Feminist and Accessible Publishing/ Communications Technologies Practices Speaker and Workshop Series. This series seeks to bring together scholars, creators, and industry working at the intersections of digital humanities, critical approaches to publishing practices, innovative communication strategies, and making research dissemination more accessible.
This event was made possible through funding by the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies of McGill University and Media@McGill.