Skeptech - an event series by Mark Hurst
Skeptech 1: May 24, 2017 - the launch event! - held at WFMU’s Monty Hall. Speakers: Douglas Rushkoff, Vicki Boykis, Natasha Dow Schull, Liz Berg, Ken Freedman. Hosted by Mark Hurst. Watch the Skeptech 1 video.
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Skeptech is a new event and community exploring digital technology and its effects on our day-to-day lives - not in Luddite opposition to tech, but rather raising awareness about the challenges raised by digital technology today. Online apps and services can be addictive, they can threaten privacy, and they often manipulate users without their knowledge or consent.
Skeptech will spotlight people who tell the truth about tech, and projects that are making tech better for people.
About Mark Hurst
MARK HURST has spent his career consulting, writing, and speaking about how to create digital tech that benefits users. He is the founder and host of Skeptech, and host of Techtonic, a weekly radio show on WFMU. (Here’s the podcast.) Hurst. Hurst is also the founder and host of the Gel conference, which featured the first stage presentations of Khan Academy and Wikipedia, and is the creator of the Good Todo mobile productivity platform. His books Bit Literacy and Customers Included introduced the world to the empty inbox method (now known as Inbox Zero), and made the case for companies to treat customers better. For over 20 years Hurst has run Creative Good, the New York-based digital agency he founded in 1997. @markhurst • Mark Hurst bio