Astra Taylor

is a Canadian-American documentary filmmaker, writer and musician. Her films include Zizek! (2005) and Examined Life (2008). She is the author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age (Metropolitan Books, 2014).

She maintains and tweets @astradisastra.


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Beyond digital discontent

A conversation with Astra Taylor

The Internet and the World Wide Web were designed with a combination of academic, public service and even countercultural values, says Astra Taylor. So why do we accept that corporate values should now take precedent? Introducing the “people’s platform”.