Move Fast and Break Things: A Conversation with Jonathan Taplin

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Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 3:30 p.m.
Club Passim
Palmer Street and Brattle Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138

Jonathan Taplin graduated from Princeton University and began his work producing concerts for Bob Dylan and the Band. He later moved to film, producing Martin Scorsese's first major feature film, Mean Streets. His work in documentaries and feature films has been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe awards, and was chosen for the Cannes Film Festival six times. 

Currently, Taplin serves as the director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and has just published his book Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy. The book tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firmsFacebook, Amazon, and Googlethat now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries. 

Admission: 
Free