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Digital Reboot: A sneak peek of session 2 at TEDGlobal 2014

2-DigitalReboot-mainHow do our individual online lives influence the larger structures of society? We begin this session with a multi-faceted look at how digital platforms help shape movements, and how the call for change can transform into something with staying power. From there, we shift to a discussion of surveillance and the need for privacy—an issue with increasing relevance by the moment.

The speakers who’ll appear in this session:

Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci asks big questions about our societies and our lives as they play out online.

Pia Mancini wants to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. She has launched an open-source mobile platform to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and to run candidates who will listen to what they say.

Alessandra Orofino founded Meu Rio, an organization that uses both mobile tech and on-the-ground actions to get millennials involved in local politics and amped up for activism.

Circus performer Gustavo Ollitta is a master of the buugeng—a black and white staff formed by two interlocking S-shapes. As he spins them, they create a psychedelic maze of movement.

Glenn Greenwald is the journalist who has done the most to expose and explain the Edward Snowden files.

A scientist at CERN, Andy Yen is building an encrypted email program that lets everyone benefit from private communication.

Curious what these speakers had to say? Read our recap of this session.

And below, check out the introduction video for this session.

Video credits:

Pedro Burneiko Author/ Director
Thiago Zanato Director
Adriana Barbosa Producer
Mauricio Jesus Silva Production Assistant
Suélen Mariano Project Manager
Aldo Band
“I Found Him In The Garden” Soundtrack
Wesley Lee Hardware
Vitaliano Palmieri Neto Developer
Rafael Kfouri Video Art
Miwa Shimosakai Scenography
Hugo Nyerges Light and Electric
Black Madre Illustration
Daniel Rotatori (Manguinha) Editor
Aline Lata Making of