069 Marta Peirano and the rethink of technodeterminism

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Marta Peirano is a journalist specialized in technology and power. She works for main Spanish media outlets, including El Pais, La Sexta TV, Muy Interesante and Radio Nacional de España. She is a well-known public speaker and long-time advocate of free software, digital privacy and the radical decentralization of the critical infrastructure.

Her most recent books are The Little Red Book of Online Activism, an essay on cryptography with a foreword by Edward Snowden and The Enemy Knows the System, a text discussing online digital feudalism and political manipulation. In 2020 she was the technology curator at Barcelona’s Biennale of Thought and a guest researcher at the Spanish Centre for National Defence Studies. She lives in Madrid and has a part-time dog.

She sat down with us before the restart of the festival “(re)programming Strategies for Self-Renewalshe curates, to talk about the tech journalism, surveillance capitalism and different models of tech economy co-regulation.

Citizen D advice:

  • Technology is political and should be addressed as such
  • Internet feudalism is an ever-growing issue that requires a civil response
  • User behaviour is only a part of a solution

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