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Televised Big Read Roundtable Dialogue

I had the opportunity to contribute to the Troy Big Read Roundtable panel discussing technology and censorship in the digital age. We discussed ownership and sharing by way of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The event was pretty cool; not to mention it was a discussion about topics I am very interested in, so yeah.

We were filmed live and in the moment for the panel discussion, so the dialogue–especially at the beginning–is accompanied by frequent “ums” and “ands,” but overall I thought we got the ball rolling on the topic and came up with some interesting, on-the-spot food for thought. You can see our filmed segment here:

I’m left laughing at the hilarious intro and outro audiovisual graphic, though. I understand the book on fire, because, well, Fahrenheit 451, but the music is melodramatically hilarious and the intro and outro both seem to go on for way too long. Also, what’s up with the fonts?

Beyond my nitpicking, it was a great discussion both on- and off-camera. I’m glad to have been a part of it.

By Ruadhán

Ethnomediologist, writer, digital creator, & gamer. Author & developer of Augur's Lore TTRPGs. Polyhedral dice & pizza enthusiast. Pronouns: they/them/their

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