Mike Judge in Conversation with Cory Doctorow
Close your eyes. If you had unlimited time and resources to create any new tool, what would it be?
When Richard Hendricks, the fictional founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, was confronted with that question, his answer? A Decentralized Internet. An internet that would run on all the unused compute power in our phones. An internet that wouldn't spy on us, or market us, or be prone to hacking.
If decentralization is becoming a meme, one of the individuals responsible for that may be Mike Judge, co-creator of the HBO series Silicon Valley. Mike is the famed writer/director of Idiocracy, Office Space, and King of the Hill. Judge will sit down with master polemicist, Cory Doctorow, for a wide ranging conversation about technology, entertainment and of course...the decentralized internet that we all deserve.
(The Emmy-winning series Silicon Valley recently aired its fifth season on HBO and is available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.)
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Cory Doctorow is an author, journalist, and Special Advisor at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel IN REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business book INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER and novels for adults like RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.
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Michael Judge is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director and musician. Judge is the creator of the television series Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–97, 2011), and co-creator of the television series King of the Hill (1997–2010), The Goode Family (2009), Silicon Valley (2014–present), and Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017). He also wrote and directed the films Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006) and Extract (2009).
In Season 5 of Judge's HBO series,Silicon Valley, started to explore a quixotic goal: developing a decentralized internet.