Past Event

Censoring You: The Limits of What You See and Hear

Tue, Jun 16 2009 - 6:30pm

Censoring You

Paul Krassner, Author, Who’s Saying What’s Obscene?: Politics, Culture, and Comedy in America Today; Blogger, The Huffington Post
Brian Cuban, General Counsel, Mark Cuban Enterprises; Blogger, The Cuban Revolution
Peter Phillips, Director, Project Censored
Austin Heap, IT Director, Pacific News Service; Entrepreneur
John Wildermuth, Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle Politics Blog- Moderator

If you google “Tianamen Square” in China, "no result" pops up. Stateside, the FCC doesn’t want you to hear George Carlin saying certain words on the radio or see Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunctions, whereas violent movies and video games have been generally tolerated. How does limiting access to information shape you? And, who’s watching the watchers? Our uncensored panel will discuss who decides what we hear, if they can be trusted, and what we can do about it.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Flickr user Akbar Simonse