In this edition of The Mantle's podcast (available on SoundCloud), Corrie Hulse speaks with Cyber Security and Internet Governance expert Benjamin Dean about the world's ongoing pursuit for Utopia. Speaking specifically about Techno Utopias, the podcast delves into stories of past attempts such as Fordlandia and EPCOT, their impact on society, and what the future may hold as we continue to seek the ideal.
Benjamin Dean is a fellow for cyber-security and internet governance at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. A political economist by training, he currently works on the economics and politics of information security. His monthly column appears at The Conversation, tweets @benjamindean and other writings appear at blog.bennydean.com.
Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single Superpower World
by Tom Engelhardt
Haymarket Books (2014), 174 pages