What drove the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville? Maria Armoudian talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, where part of the protest took place. Vaidhyanathan and his colleagues were aware of the impending ‘Summer of Hate’ in Charlottesville and had discussed at length how to respond. He talks here about his experience and what he learnt from the protests.

Siva Vaidhyanathan is the author of The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)The Anarchist In The Library: How The Clash Between Freedom And Control Is Hacking The Real World And Crashing The System, and Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (Fast Track Books).

 

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