Burning Platforms

Burning Platforms is a fortnightly virtual forum covering the latest in technology news, events and policy.

This fortnight we look at platforms vs. the nation-state. Platforms are acting like nation-states and governments are trying to become platforms, but are they both getting it wrong? The idea of the ’platform’ has come to dominate our notion of the internet - that there are corporate networks that we stand on to support us in accessing cyberspace. Governments are employing the same construct - that the role of the state is to provide a base for citizens. What does this mean for individuals?

This and more in the always busy world of tech!

Join our regular panellists:

  • Peter Lewis, Director of The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology
  • Lizzie O' Shea, Chair of Digital Rights Watch
  • Dan Stinton, Managing Director of Guardian Australia

And special guest:

  • Jathan Sadowski, Research Fellow in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab and the Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making in Society at Monash University.

RSVP with your details and you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join on Friday

October 22, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2pm

Will you come?