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Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Wednesday, May 1 | 6 pm

Orange County Museum of Art

1661 W. Sunflower Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Presented in partnership with the Creative and Cultural Industries program in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University.

Join Shoshana Zuboff for a fascinating talk about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior. In our current age of social media and smart devices, we are under 24-hour surveillance. From the time we wake up using our phone’s alarm to the dinner we eat based on a Yelp search, data on our private human experience is constantly being collected and sold—often with our consent.  Zuboff shines a light on this invisible yet pervasive force that knows everything about us, while we know very little about it.  If you tweet, post, shop, drive, sleep, or eat, this is an essential conversation that will likely change the way you think about these seemingly quotidian activities.  After all, it’s not just our privacy that is threatened by surveillance capitalism, but democracy itself.

Zuboff is a professor emerita of the Harvard Business School and author of the influential books, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power and In the Age of Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power.

Doors will open at 6 pm for a complimentary wine reception and a chance to see OCMA’s new exhibitions featuring Pacific Rim-based artists whose work explores global issues of power, control, and corporate influence.  Following the talk, Zuboff will sign books.


6 pm: Wine reception + exhibition viewing

7 pm: Talk + Q&A

8 pm: Book signing


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