The DarkNet with Jamie Bartlett

An insight into the underground world of the dark nets which overlay the public Internet, are not indexed by search engines and require specific software, configurations or authorisation to access and navigate them. Jamie Bartlett talked about his book The Dark Net and his immersion in the Internet’s most shocking and unexplored subcultures, from making purchases on the Amazon of drugs to hanging with Bitcoin anarchists to exploring the encrypted world of the Tor network. Jamie described meeting with the real people who are part of the net’s most hidden spaces and discussed the darker side of life online, and what online anonymity does to human behaviour and belief – both good and bad.

This talk was hosted by Laurence Mackin, arts editor of The Irish Times and editor of The Ticket and took place on Wednesday, September 30th.