June 25th – CTX World Future Society’s The Evolution of Cooperation

EFF-Austin will be present for the latest meetup of the CTX World Future Society. Their speaker will be Mike Ignatowski and he will be discussing The Evolution of Cooperation.

The description of evolution as “survival of the fittest” says more about the social attitudes of 19th century England where it was coined than about the the actual trends in the development of life. In reality, the history of biology and society is a story of increasing degrees of cooperation at ever greater levels, and the reasons why are very interesting. This new way of looking at the world is key to understanding the long term future of human development. The presentation will provide a more optimistic view of future possibilities than one would get from just listening to the daily news. The meeting format will include a presentation followed by a spirited group discussion.

Mike Ignatowski has over 30 years of experience in the hi-tech industry and is currently a Sr. Fellow at AMD Research in Austin. Mike has given many lectures on emerging technology and social trends, and currently serves as the president of the Central Texas World Future Society.


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EFF-Austin attends CTX World Future Society’s The Evolution of Cooperation

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Cafe Express
3418 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

2 Activists Attending

EFF-Austin will be present for the latest meetup of the CTX World Future Society. Their speaker will be Mike Ignatowski and he will be discussing The Evolution of Cooperation.The description of evolution as “survival of the fittest” says more about the social attitudes of 19th century England where it was coined than about the the actual trends in…

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April 22nd – EFF-Austin Hosts A Performance Of Robot Masterpiece Theater!

EFF-Austin supporter Tal Leeds is presenting his latest New Media theatrical project this Saturday night at 11:30pm at ColdTowne Theater. A choose-your-own adventure play voted on by the audience featuring an arduino-controlled robot on the stage! We encourage all of our followers with an interest in digital art to check this out.

Advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-masterpiece-theater-tickets-32139022682?ref=ecal

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EFF-Austin Hosts A Performance Of Robot Masterpiece Theater!

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 11:30 PM

ColdTowne Theater
4803-B Airport Blvd Austin, TX

3 Activists Went

EFF-Austin supporter Tal Leeds is presenting his latest New Media theatrical project this Saturday night at 11:30pm at ColdTowne Theater. A choose-your-own adventure play voted on by the audience featuring an arduino-controlled robot on the stage! We encourage all of our followers with an interest in digital art to check this out.Advance tickets: …

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March 11th – EFF-Austin Presents Cyberpunk 2017: Rushing To Meet Our Real Imagined Future!

The event is free, but register here for your free ticket to ensure your entry to the event and to receive your complimentary drink ticket. Those who come dressed in cyberpunk cosplay will receive an extra complimentary drink ticket. Keep checking this space as information on additional participants becomes available. Donate on Eventbrite to support our party and receive EFF-Austin swag and other VIP perks.

Our latest EFF-Austin event takes a cyberpunk perspective on 2017, exploring how our vision of the future has changed over the last forty years of science-fiction made real, and considering this year as a turning point in the way we live our lives and participate in our society, as well as our sense of personal autonomy.

Cyberpunk imagines a world where the average person’s autonomy and privacy is commoditized and exploited by the shadowy machinations of global forces beyond our comprehension. “Information wants to be free,” and when a person’s image, voice, and words all manifest as data, their personal identity is potentially free for the taking.

In a world where dead actors are resurrected as data objects in major motion picture blockbusters, where a billion people’s account data can be stolen by a few rogue hackers, where software can edit video to show a person doing and saying things they never actually did or said, where services are free because users are the product, where truth is secondary to narrative, how can we hope to ensure that privacy and the right to one’s data and representation remains a fundamental, enshrined, and preserved right?

Taking place at The Butterfly Bar/The Vortex on Saturday, March 11th from 5:00pm-1:00am, there will be free drinks for our supporters who register in advance as well as illuminating talks from a variety of speakers including Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas, Jon Lebkowksy, Rich MacKinnon, David DeMaris, Todd Manning, Jonathan Morgan, Wendy Nather, Kevin Bankston, and Owen McNally. There will also be cutting-edge electronic music from Michael Garfield, Electronic Planet Ensemble, UBA, Missions, Erich Ragsdale, and others, 8-bit LED video games, representatives from private communications non-profit The Operator Foundation, antique WWII-era spygear, projections, an interactive generative music station, cyberpunk cosplayers, lockpicking, and much more!

Your donations will help make this awesome event even more awesome, and allow us to keep doing our vital educational and advocacy work in the years to come.

We hope to see you all soon!

This event is sponsored by Pillsbury Law, Whurley, Chilligence, Duo Security, Polycot Associates, the EFF-Austin board and advisors, and supporters like you.

Event schedule below:

Event schedule below:

Speakers
6:00pm – Owen McNally
6:40pm – Wendy Nather
7:00pm – Jon Lebkowsky
8:00pm – Cory Doctorow
8:30pm – Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas, and Rich MacKinnon
9:00pm – Jonathan Morgan
9:20pm – Bruce Sterling
10:00pm – Todd Manning
10:45pm – Kevin Bankston
11:00pm – David DeMaris

Bands
8:00pm – Electronic Planet Ensemble
9:15pm – Neil Harbisson and Moon Rivas
10:00pm – Missions
11:00pm – Michael Garfield
12:00am – UBA

DJing from Erich Ragsdale in the bar

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EFF-Austin Presents Cyberpunk 2017!

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017, 5:00 PM

The Vortex
2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX

33 Activists Attending

EFF-Austin presents Cyberpunk2017: Rushing To Meet Our Real Imagined Future!The event is free, but register here for your free ticket to ensure your entry to the event and to receive your complementary drink ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eff-austin-presents-cyberpunk-2017-tickets-31555179391. Those who come dressed in cyberpunk cosplay will…

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