Showing of the documentary film The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014), directed by Brian Knappenberger. Aaron Swartz was a programming prodigy, Reddit co-founder and free information hacktivist who took his own life in January 2013 at the age of 26. The documentary is a dynamic and tragic portrait of the life of a champion of open access who grew up to lead the internet community into a new age of data sharing and free speech.
From the 2014 review in The Verge "The Internet’s Own Boy is a valuable addition to the work done to document the life and times of Aaron Swartz — it’s undoubtedly a touching and personal eulogy to an icon of the internet."
The documentary will be preceded at 19.30 by an interview of Justin Peters, author of the book The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet, by Fabio Chiusi. For more information on Justin's book see the January 2016 book review in the New York Times.