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Swarming Plato's Cave: Rethinking Digital Fantasies

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March 16, 2010 8:30 AM

500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701-4121

500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701-4121

Technology has always been packaged with promises of better democracy, media, education, minds, and bodies. An intellectual tradition, from Plato onward, questions whether technology can actually deliver on these promises. Working from--and questioning--this tradition, we will examine how material technology is inextricable from fantasies of an ideal world.

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