Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

If you’re in Milwaukee on February 4, please join us for this event organized by UW-Milwaukee’s Center for 21st Century Studies, and co-sponsored by the Center for Information Policy Research. Full details here.

Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

A symposium with Laura DeNardis (Yale Information Society Project), and UWM faculty Sandra Braman (Communication) and Richard Grusin (C21, English).

The title of our symposium comes from the ubiquitous pre-recorded security voice on the London Tube, reminding passengers to “mind the gap” between train cars and platforms. Unlike the physical gaps of 20th century transportation technologies like the Underground, the information gaps of 21st century communication technologies like the Internet pose security issues of a very different kind—as epitomized by the ongoing conflict between WikiLeaks and (especially) the US government.

This symposium will address the questions of WikiLeaks and Internet security from three different perspectives—political, legal, and medial—in order to come to terms with the ways in which WikiLeaks crystallizes some of the major security questions of the 21st century.

Friday, February 4, 2011
2:00 pm, Curtin 175

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