Canadian novelist and technology visionary Cory Doctorow will join the USC Center on Public Diplomacy as a visiting scholar beginning in September, the Canadian Fulbright Commission announced.
Doctorow, who edits the widely read culture and technology blog site Boing Boing [http://boingboing.net], will be the first to hold the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy.
I’m looking forward to being part of the academic discourse on the ways that technology can either liberate or control us, Doctorow said.
This is a great opportunity to get the word out!
I also look forward to your new book: SET TOP COP: HOLLYWOOD’S SECRET WAR ON AMERICA’S LIVING ROOMS when it comes out!
Even more exciting is the idea of being able to teach and write about this subject that’s so important to me. I think the world has yet to see a really cogent book on how DRM is bad for democracy, speech, and discourse — how it turns technology from something that enables into something that denies. This has profound implications for public diplomacy, and for communications, which is why the USC Annenberg School for Communication is also sponsoring my position at USC.