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89plus Marathon: explore the work of the post-1989 generation at the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Posted at 12:15 pm, October 17, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Serpentine Sackler Gallery © 2013 Luke Hayes

Almost half of the world’s population is made up of people under the age of 25. For those of you who just about remember the days of dial-up tones and mobiles the size of paperbacks (and for all those who don’t) take the chance to learn a bit more about the technology you grew up with at the 89Plus Marathon.

For this year’s Serpentine Galleries’ intensive two-day mind Marathon, they’ll be exploring the innovative work of the generation born in or after 1989. Among the key themes will be the impact of new technologies on the world and our idea of difference, and how the internet has enabled new forms of political protest. Taking place in the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery,  the event will also explore how the information generation have been affected by growing up during an economic crisis and how the internet can shape the teenage mind.

On October 18 and 19, dip in and out of a huge range of events, from 15-minute presentations to hour-long talks from 60 of the most influential thinkers on digital culture. Among them will be programmer and entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio (who sold his search optimisation tool when he was 17 for $30 million); former member of Anonymous and LulzSec Jake Davis; Icelandic information freedom activist Smari McCarthy and Marathon veteran and writer Douglas Coupland.

Find out more about the 89Plus Marathon

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