25 July 2017
| NatCen - Head Office
Jamie Bartlett on Radicals
Series: Eat, drink, think
Join us over pizza and beer to hear Jamie Bartlett discuss his new book 'Radicals: Outsiders changing the world', an exploration of the individuals, groups and movements rejecting the way we live now, and attempting to find alternatives.
This talk will take us inside the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it.
From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, Radicals introduces us to some of the most interesting and important movements today: the US Transhumanist Party, far-right groups seeking to close the borders, militant environmentalists striving to save the planet's natural reserves by any means possible, libertarian movements founding new countries, autonomous cooperatives in self-sustaining micro-societies, and psychedelic pioneers attempting to heal society with the help of powerful hallucinogens.
Jamie will discuss the prospects for these new political movements, why they are growing now, and whether there is anything the mainstream can learn from them.
Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society. He is also author of the best selling book The Dark Net and a regular commentator on national and international media outlets.
This event is by invitation only.
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