A Global History from the Inquisition to the Internet

Are there patterns to how revolutions in information and technology elicit new forms of information control?

What can earlier information revolutions teach us about our digital revolution?

How do historical cases of censorship relate to the centralized, well-planned censorship that Orwell’s 1984 teaches us to expect?

How can institutions, not created for the purposes of censorship, have censorial impacts?



Cory Doctorow (digital information freedom), Adrian Johns (history of copyright & piracy), Ada Palmer (censorship of radical thought)


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