This event is free and open to the public; museum admission is not required.
Hacking Politics: Keynote
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Floor 1, Phyllis Wattis Theater
Across the country, lawyers are fighting gerrymandering cases in the courts. In Washington, the FTC is investigating Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Online, communities are organizing. Data has irrevocably altered our political landscape. We live in an era when the intersection of media, technology, and politics is having profound, and profoundly unpredictable, effects on the nation.
In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, join the UC Berkeley Center for New Media, SFMOMA’s Public Knowledge Initiative, the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and Boalt School of Law for a symposium that explores how our political system has been — and might be — “hacked” in ways its creators could never have imagined. Join us for the keynote at SFMOMA, and check out the full symposium schedule taking place on Friday, October 19, for Hacking Politics here.
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