Digital Vertigo

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Saturday 10th March, 2012

9:30am to 9:50am (CST)

On the Internet, sharing is a trap. Today's digital cult of the social - which encourages us all to share our ideas, our habits, our friends, even our possessions on the Internet - is an assault on the individual liberty of 21st century men and women. This talk - which draws off Keen's upcoming May 2012 book, "Digital Vertigo" (St Martin's Press) - exposes the illusions and delusions of social media ideologues and reveals the dangers of collective identity and behavior in our social media age. Just as Andrew Keen exposed the idiocy of the Web 2.0 revolution with his 2007 hit "Cult of the Amateur", this talk will reveal the idiocy of our Web 3.0 social revolution.

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Andrew Keen

The antichrist of Silicon Valley, Keen Productions

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  • Andrew Keen
  • Alistair P
  • Andy Pressman
  • Corey Messom
  • Gautam Ramdurai
  • Gui Ambros
  • Gustavo Diamantino
  • jeremydaly
  • Juliana Nascimento
  • Kesah
  • Kitty Leering
  • Jonathan Bailey
  • Remco Bron
  • Renda Morton
  • Saul Cozens
  • Shomila Malik
  • Martin Thörnkvist
  • Ken Burke
  • Tom Morton
  • Taylor Wiegert

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Time 9:30am9:50am CST

Date Sat 10th March 2012


Ballroom G, Austin Convention Center

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  • Digital Vertigo
  • The Cult of the Amateur

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