Critical Tech Talk presents Nicole Aschoff

Monday, November 8, 2021 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Silicon Valley companies have brought digital technology into every sphere of modern life. But while Big Tech garners unprecedented power and profits, everyday existence becomes ever more deeply enmeshed in the circuits of capital. To what end? What are the limits of the digital frontier?

Speaker Nicole Aschoff is an editor, writer and public sociologist focused on technology, labour, politics, feminism, the economy, and the environment. Her recent book is The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power, and Resistance in the New Gilded Age.

This event launches Critical Tech Talk, a series of honest dialogues about technological innovation. Produced by the Critical Media Lab at the University of Waterloo, the series is co-sponsored by Communitech, the Office of Research, and faculties of Arts, Environment, Engineering, Health, Math, and Science at the University of Waterloo.

This event is in-person and livestreamed online.