Writer, journalist, and digital activist Cory Doctorow joins us to discuss the value of museums and libraries, and how they can shape conversations about civic participation and cultural citizenship. Doctorow’s work explores timely topics, including the relationship between technology and inequality, and the stakes involved in knowledge production, circulation, and retrieval today.
Doctorow is the co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing and a contributor to the Guardian, Publishers Weekly, WIRED, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties. Doctorow is also an award-winning author of numerous novels, including Little Brother, Homeland, and In Real Life.