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Databite No. 57: Scott Westerfeld

surveillance and identity in dystopian young adult novels


October 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Data & Society
36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10011

Databites are Data & Society's weekly lunch conversations focused on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to our community. RSVP required. To request an invitation, please email events at data society dot net.

Science fiction author Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series, Leviathan series) leads the discussion at this week’s Databite, examining the rise of dystopia as a dominant genre in young adult novels. He’ll focus in on the themes of surveillance regimes and other data-based narratives and will explore the idea of data tracking as a technology for forming teen identity.