Open Access Movie Night: "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz"

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Education - Film/Video

Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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College of the Holy Cross: Kimball Hall
Seelos Theater
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Holy Cross Libraries, Holy Cross Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Description: Join the Holy Cross Libraries and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for "Open Access Movie Night" featuring the documentary film, "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz".

This film tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal battle with the Federal government. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. Learn more about the film here:

The event will take place in Seelos Theatre. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at, or by phone at 508-793-2767
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Created: October 9, 2019 at 2:04 PM
Last Modified: October 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM

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