Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing on the panel today at PEN World Voices.
"Ken Macleod writes, "Over two hundred years ago, reformer Jeremy Bentham tried to design a prison he called the Panopticon - where wardens could at all times observe prisoners, while unobserved themselves. He failed. But everyone reading this is already in a virtual Panopticon, where states and corporations track all online activity, and where CCTV cameras and tiny surveillance drones can watch us from above. 1 - 2.30 pm this Saturday, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, an ACLU-sponsored panel at the Cooper Union in New York asks what this means for our liberty and privacy. Chaired by Julian Sanchez, the panel includes Catherine Crump (ACLU), Gabriela Ademsestanu (Romania), Ludmila Ulitskaya (Russia), and Ken MacLeod (UK)."