The Praxis and Pedagogy group at GradCAM
& The Irish Debt InfoGraphic Project present:
Debt or Democracy? with David Malone
Friday 21th October, 2011, 6 – 8pm
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, National College Of Art and Design
100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Author and documentary filmmaker David Molone’s BBC documentary High Anxieties- The Mathematics of Chaos (2008), was one of the first films to be made about the financial crisis, accurately anticipating the problems that were to unfold in the economy. In 2008 Malone began commenting on the financial pages of the Guardian newspaper’s website about the credit crunch and the ensuing financial crisis under the pseudonym Golem XIV, the name of a military supercomputer in a novel of the same name by the Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem.
Malone became a fierce critic of the bank bailouts arguing that they would lead to massive cuts in public spending. In November 2010 his highly acclaimed book about the crisis, The Debt Generation, was published in the UK by Level Press.
“In the Debt Generation, David Malone comes to a similar conclusion as I came to making Inside Job: that the financial system, as presently constituted, isn’t just a danger to our economy, but to our very democracy.”
Charles Ferguson, Director of Inside Job
David will be joined by a diverse panel including members from the IDIP (Irish Debt InfoGraphic Project), to analyse the current economic situation, focussing on the question, What is worth knowing? This discussion is being organised as part of the IDIP research programme, which is developing an online graphic history of the Debt Crisis in Ireland.
This is a free public event, however, places are limited, and booking is strongly recommended. Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.