Cheltenham Literature Festival

As a partner of Cheltenham Literature Festival, King’s supported two talks this year on the connected themes of Digital Warfare and Digital Protests. At the first event (‘Defence of the Realm’ with John Gearson, Thomas Rid, Gordon Corera, and Pauline Neville-Jones) discussion ranged over the threats to the UK from cyber-terrorism and cyber-war, and how much of a real threat both will be (or are); whereas in the evening (‘Tweets and the Streets’ with Tim Jordan, Paolo Gerbaudo, Tom Chatfield, and Rory Cellan-Jones) the effect (or non-effect) of social media on political protest was discussed, with relevant images shown from Paolo Gerbaudo’s forthcoming book on the subject.

There will be a launch event for Paolo Gerbaudo’s above-mentioned book `Tweets and the Streets` during King’s Arts & Humanities Festival later on in October.