Jamie Bartlett

Wednesday, July 4 2018 at 7:30PM

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60 Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY

Jamie Bartlett

What's the talk about?

Jamie Bartlett will talk about his latest book Radicals, which is an exploration of the individuals, groups and movements rejecting the way we live now and attempting to find alternatives. From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, Radicals introduces us to some of the most secretive and influential movements today: the US Transhumanist Party, far-right groups seeking to close the borders, militant environmentalists striving to save the planet's natural reserves by any means possible, libertarian movements founding new countries, autonomous cooperatives in self-sustaining micro-societies, and psychedelic pioneers attempting to heal society with the help of powerful hallucinogens. He will discuss the prospects for these new political movements and consider which provide the most plausible models for our future.

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society He is also author of the best selling book The Dark Net and a regular commentator on national and international media outlets.