Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. He is the author of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY and other novels, short stories, and nonfiction. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.
In this episode of our Plutopia News Network podcast, Cory discusses how Covid-19 is “pulling a lot of failure modes into stark relief,” how speculative fiction could be laying the groundwork for graceful failure, the availability heuristic, and how (re. copyright) a lever without a fulcrum is just a stick.