A Roundtable on Fake News and Social Media

EFF-Austin is co-hosting with UT Law a round-table on Fake News and Social Media.

Come participate in the hottest topic in technology and the law, brought by JOLTT, hosted by COLTT: Fake News and Social Media.

Our guests will include:

Ross Ramsey, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of the Texas Tribune. A traditional media perspective on the issues relating to fake news.

Warren Hanes, “Godfather of Intellectual Property” at Facebook from 2007 – 2013. An insider with the social media giant most caught up in the fake news phenomenon.

Ryan Garcia, Managing Legal Director (Social Media, Retail, Gaming, Consumer Contract Management) at Dell and Law and Social Media Professor at UT Law. An expert in social media law with the legal academic perspective on the issue.

Open to the public.

Location Details: UT School of Law is located off of Dean Keeton St & Robert Deadman Dr. The meeting will be held in Townes Hall (TNH) Room 2.138 which is on the Ground Floor near the North Patio and Courtyard.

February 2nd – EFF-Austin Hosts the Play “A Perfect Robot”

EFF-Austin is proud to present a performance of the play A Perfect Robot at The Vortex. Imagine if you could shape the perfect companion. Mollybot is the first step: an artificial intelligence designed to anticipate your needs and desires, to give you the best companionship money can buy. However, Diego, Mollybot’s creator, locked her near-human mind away behind a firewall and disappeared. Deep inside her circuitry and aided by the ghost of Alan Turing, Mollybot works to free herself. Setting Mollybot free means diving into heartbreak, loss, and what it means to be human.

EFF-Austin has managed to obtain a special deal for our followers to see the play for the low price of $10 a person on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00pm. On the night of the show you can mention that you’re with EFF-Austin to the Box Office and they will allow you to purchase the discounted tickets, which are being held for our group in our name. EFF-Austin board member Kevin Welch will be your host for the evening and will arrive at 6:30pm to lead a pre-show hour of drinks, socialization, and dinner at the adjacent Butterfly Bar and Patrizi’s Italian food trailer.

Please RSVP only if you are planning to attend, we are trying to get an accurate headcount.

http://www.vortexrep.org/
http://butterflybaraustin.com/build/
http://www.patrizis.com/

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EFF-Austin Hosts A Performance Of The Play A Perfect Robot!

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, 6:30 PM

The Vortex
2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX

14 Activists Went

EFF-Austin is proud to present a performance of the play A Perfect Robot at The Vortex. Imagine if you could shape the perfect companion. Mollybot is the first step: an artificial intelligence designed to anticipate your needs and desires, to give you the best companionship money can buy. However, Diego, Mollybot’s creator, locked her near-human mi…

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December 12th – 2016 Holiday Party at the Cedar Door

It’s that time of year again! Join us for the EFF-Austin Holiday party on Monday, December 12th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the backroom of The Cedar Door at 201 Brazos Street. We will have a full open bar for our guests to make use of (suggested 2 drinks per person), as well as free appetizers courtesy of The Cedar Door.

EFF-Austin (Electronic Frontier Foundation of Austin) is a local advocacy, educational, and community-organizational group that promotes bringing together those interested in learning about the myriad ways in which our ever evolving digital culture affects our communities and our societies. We host monthly meetups featuring speakers on a variety of topics – recent discussions have included Austin’s Regional Intelligence Center, technology and its role in voter empowerment, an overview of the internet’s Domain Name System, digital literacy, and cyborg civil liberties. In addition to this learning, EFF-Austin hopes to provide a resource whereby those interested in creating change in our digital world can meet like-minded minds and have a community to collaborate with and support them in their endeavors.

In addition to the party serving as a chance to get to know our fellow digital citizens in a more relaxed setting, the party is a great opportunity to learn about what’s planned for EFF-Austin in the coming year. Like last year, EFF-Austin has recently welcomed several new board members from diverse backgrounds, bringing us to a fully-staffed board of nine members. We have also seen the appointment of a new president and forged many new relationships with volunteers and other community groups. Given recent events in our country, we find EFF-Austin’s mission more vital than ever, and we hope that you will be inspired to get involved and help us create a free and open digital future for everyone. To that end, we highly encourage you, our fellow digital citizens, to let us know what you would like to see from EFF-Austin in the coming months.

No RSVP required, but we only have room for about 100 attendees at a time, so if you want to make sure you get in RSVP here to get on the list: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eff-austins-2016-holiday-party-at-the-cedar-door-tickets-29832314255

Sponsored by

Polycot Associates
http://polycotassociates.com/

Ed Cavazos, EFF-Austin Board Member

Warren G. Hanes, EFF-Austin Advisor