In Copenhagen: Open Knowledge Founder on An Open Information Age

Open Knowledge founder Rufus Pollock is in Copenhagen and will give an inspiring talk titled an Open Information Age.

Open for all. No admission fee. The talk will be in English.

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Place: DSSL (Digital Social Science Lab) at Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultetsbibliotek (Gothersgade 140).

Time and date: Wednesday 23th November, 17.00-19.00.

 

An Open Information Age

How can we can build an open information age? And why should we do it? Find out with Dr Rufus Pollock, a leading global expert on digital policy, openness and innovation.

  • Future of work: will robots take all the jobs – and should we care?
  • Freedom: how to preserve freedom in a world of Googles and Facebooks who have the power to shape how we think and act?
  • Inequality: concerned about growing inequality and the digital divide?
  • Innovation: how can we harness the full power of digital tech for innovation and creativity?
  • Want to build an economy and society fit for the information age?


Open information is the biggest policy opportunity of the 21st century with answers for all of these questions. Openness is central not only to creating a more innovative and transparent society but to creating one which is fair, free, healthy and wealthy

Photo by Open Knowledge CC-SAAbout Dr Rufus Pollock
Dr Rufus Pollock is an adviser on digital policy and openness to governments and organizations around the world. He has worked extensively as a researcher, entrepreneur and technologist on how we can build the best possible digital age — inclusive, innovative and open.

He is the President and Founder of Open Knowledge, an international non-profit organization using advocacy and technology to empower people with access to information and the capacity to use it. A pioneer in the rapidly developing area of digital policy, he has made Open Knowledge into one of the leading “think/do tanks” of the twenty-first century.

In addition to Open Knowledge, he has been involved in many other organizations such as Creative Commons, FFII and the Open Rights Group. He was previously the Mead Fellow in Economics at the University of Cambridge, where he remains an Associate of the Centre for Information and Intellectual Property Law. In 2010 he was appointed to a $1m three-year Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship, and in 2012 he was elected an Ashoka Fellow.

 

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