The book we will read this month is ‘Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy’ by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke. Shoppers with Internet access and a bargain-hunting impulse can find a universe of products at their fingertips. In this thought-provoking exposé, Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice Stucke invite us to take a harder look at today’s app-assisted paradise of digital shopping.

Timing & Reading


13.00-14.00 - Preface & Part I

13.00-14.00 - Part II & Part III

13.00-14.00 - Part IV & Part V

13.00-14.00 - Final Reflections



The book we will read this month is The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race and the Future of Law Enforcement by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson. The consequences of big data and algorithm-driven policing and its impact on law enforcement In a high-tech command center in downtown Los Angeles, a digital map lights up with 911 calls, television monitors track breaking news stories, surveillance cameras sweep the streets, and rows of networked computers link analysts and police officers to a wealth of law enforcement intelligence. 

Timing & Reading

13.00-14.00 - Introduction, Chapter I & II

13.00-14.00 - Chapter III, IV & V

13.00-14.00 - Chapter VI, VII & VIII

13.00-14.00 - Chapter IX & X and Conclusion



The book we will read this month is The Patent Crisis D.L. Burk and M.A. Lemley. Patent law is crucial to encourage technological innovation. But as the patent system currently stands, diverse industries from pharmaceuticals to software to semiconductors are all governed by the same rules even though they innovate very differently. The result is a crisis in the patent system, where patents calibrated to the needs of prescription drugs wreak havoc on information technologies and vice versa. 

Timing & Reading


13.00-14.00 - Introduction
13.00-14.00 - Chapter 2

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13.00-14.00 - Preface & Part I

13.00-14.00 - Part II

13.00-14.00 - Part III & Conclusion



The book we will read this month is The Life & Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe.



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The book to be read and discussed this month is 'Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl’ by Adriana Petryna

Dates and Locations


11th of June 2019 - TILT tables

18th of June 2019 - TILT tables

25th of June 2019 - TILT tables

Timing & Reading


13.00-14.00 - Chapter 1 to Chapter 3 (pp. 1-81)

13.00-14.00 - Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 (pp. 82-148)

13.00-14.00 - Chapter 6 to Chapter 8 (pp. 149-220)





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The book we will read this month is Hacking the Electorate by Eitan Hersh. Hacking the Electorate is the most comprehensive study to date about the consequences of campaigns using microtargeting databases to mobilize voters in elections. Eitan Hersh follows the trail from data to strategy to outcomes. Hersh argues that most of what campaigns know about voters comes from a core set of public records. States vary in the kinds of records they collect from voters - and these variations in data across the country mean that campaigns perceive voters differently in different areas. 

Timing & Reading

13.00-14.00 - Chapter I & II

13.00-14.00 - Chapter III, IV & V

13.00-14.00 - Chapter V, VI & VII

13.00-14.00 - Chapter VIII & IX



The book we will read this month is Solving the Internet Jurisdiction Puzzle by Dan Svantesson. Internet jurisdiction has emerged as one of the greatest and most urgent challenges online; affecting areas as diverse as e-commerce, data privacy, law enforcement, content take-downs, cloud computing, e-health, cyber security, intellectual property, freedom of speech, and cyberwar. In this innovative book, Professor Svantesson presents a vision for a new approach to Internet jurisdiction based on an extensive period of research dedicated to the topic.


Timing & Reading


13.00-14.00 - Chapter I, II, III & IV

13.00-14.00 - Chapter V, VI, VII & VIII

13.00-14.00 - Chapter IX, X, XI, XII & XIII


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