Monday, December 1, 2014

OneBook, Homeland, Aaron Swartz, Creative Commons ... And More

The library's OneBook display is fully stocked with books and other materials that support many of the themes in Cory Doctorow's Homeland.

Check out the books on Information Technology, Privacy, Civil Liberty and Ethical Hacking. One great book you can check out today is:

Rebecca MacKinnon's Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom published in 2013 by Basic Books.

"MacKinnon does a fantastic job of tying her theory and analysis to real-world stories. She illustrates how governments are figuring out how to use networks to take freedom away, to control debate, to find and crush dissent. She shows how Internet corporations -- even the ones with a good track-record on protecting their users -- are prone to cooperating with the worst, most repressive instincts of governments (including supposedly liberal western governments)." Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Also available as an eBook

maxresdefault.jpg (1280×712)

While you are at the display watch the documentary The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. This documentary follows the story of internet activist Aaron Swartz from his involvement with RSS, Reddit and Creative Commons to his political activism and his pending trial concerning the downloading of 4.8 million articles from JSTOR. Aaron Swartz wrote the Afterwards for Homeland. This is a must see documentary.  

There's more to look though then can be mentioned in this blog post, including books, magazines, posters and more! Take some time to explore this display and check out one of the books to read over the break!

No comments:

Post a Comment