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Lawrence Lessig is known for his famous utterance “Code is Law”. Lessig made this statement in his 1999 book “Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace”. Two decades later, code (i.e., software and internet technologies) has pervaded every aspect of our lives. The question that is being asked in the last few years is: “Will the geek (i.e., software programmers and tech practitioners) inherit the earth?”
On 11 January 2020, legal scholar and practising lawyer Gautam Bhatia will refer to the works from his book “The Transformative Constitution: A Radical Biography in Nine Acts” and contextualize both these statements to explain the concept of the technologized self, and how code infringes or enhances the law.
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Time: 2:50 PM to 5 PM
Venue: Obvious, Richmond Road, Bangalore
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About the speaker: Gautam Bhatia graduated from the National Law School of India University (NLSUI) in 2011. He read for the BCL and the MPhil at the University of Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship, and for an LLM at the Yale Law School. He practiced law for four years in Delhi. He is the author of Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Freedom of Speech under the Indian Constitution (OUP 2015) and The Transformative Constitution (HarperCollins 2019).
He writes on the Indian constitutional issues on https://indconlawphil.wordpress.com.
On the technologized self and the relationship between code and law