LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. BrookingThrough the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our…Find out more »
Join us for an Indian dinner. Link to dinner menu: https://www.biryaniusa.com/austin/dinner.htmlFind out more »
Come join us to eat, drink, and solve the world's problems. There is limited parking available. It's okay to park in the Target parking lot, but make sure to read the signs for other businesses that don't want you to park in their space. Menu: https://mistertramps.com/menu/Find out more »
CFI Austin is on the cusp of an existential crisis. Despite having over 1100 people on the Meetup roll only a minute fraction of them show up to any of our regular events. With the exception of our annual Darwin Day event we have a very small community outreach. We have a negligible profile in activism for secular, skeptical, and scientific issues facing the community and the country. The current leadership consists of 2 people who are scarcely able to…Find out more »
Michelann Quimby will discuss research on the psychology of online aggression. Dr. Michelann Quimby is an internet psychology and culture researcher. She writes and speaks about the psychology of online aggression. Dr. Quimby is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at UT Austin in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. She researches, writes, and speaks about online culture and behavior, leadership, and ethics. She holds a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University and a Master of Organizational…Find out more »
CFI-Austin Event Video
September 17, 2014
Interesting speakers and discussions at CFI-Austin!