Sleeping Through a Revolution: The Moral Framework of the Technology Revolution

The Art + Tech Committee is excited to host Jonathan Taplin, author of Outlaw Blues and Adventures in the Counter-Culture Wars. Jonathan is a professor at the University of Southern California, and the producer of Scorsese’s Mean Streets and The Band’s The Last Waltz.

The comedian Louis CK has remarked that in our smartphone-obsessed world, “everything is amazing and nobody is happy.” Could it be that some core ethical principles are being neglected as we drive towards ever more addictive apps? Jonathan will discuss some of the problems the consolidation of the Internet business poses for content owners in movies, music, books, journalism and games.