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#Scalarama at Sumac: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz – Film Screening

Tuesday September 29th, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For this year’s @Scalarama, the Sumac Centre offers three film screenings, free and open to all.

All films chosen are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.

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Tuesday 29th September, 8pm:
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, (2014) 105 min | Documentary

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

http://www.takepart.com/internets-own-boy

Find out more about Scalarama and Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/

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Date:
Tuesday September 29th, 2015
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sumac Centre
245 Gladstone Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Laura

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