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Jamie Bartlett speaker

Jamie Bartlett

London, UK

Specialist in online culture and technology

Author, "The Dark Net" (2014)

Head of the Violence and Extremism Programme, Demos

Jamie Bartlett Speaker Profile:

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has become one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology. 

He is also author of Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures, which has been translated into 13 languages. Jamie also co-authored #intelligence with Sir David Omand, which explores the use of internet intelligence by the security services and the police. His Ted Talk about how dark net technology is changing the nature of cybercrime has been viewed over 2 million times. 

His areas of expertise range from social media monitoring and analytics, Internet culture and ‘the dark net’, crypto-currencies, surveillance technology, machine learning, automated sentiment analysis, big data, cyber privacy and law, social media research ethics, and the reform to RIPA 2000.

Prior to working for Demos, Jamie was a research associate at the international humanitarian agency, Islamic Relief, and conducted field research in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

He is also a technology blogger for the Telegraph and regularly contributes to publications on how the internet is changing politics and society, including the New York Times, The Times, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Prospect.

He writes regularly for several national media outlets, and recently presented a major BBC2 documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about technology disruption to economies and politics.

Our Comment

"Jamie’s main topics are new political movements, social media research and analysis, internet cultures and security and privacy online. Focusing on his latest research for "The Dark Net", his talks offer a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world."

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