“Think, Link & Learn”

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Computers & Society" :: FREE Lecture Series

Save these Dates

John Perry Barlow – Oct. 27, 3:30pm
Douglas Rushkoff – Nov. 5, 3:30pm
Lawrence Lessig – Nov. 9, evening (time TBD)
Andrew Rasiej – Nov. 19, 3:30pm
Susan Crawford – Dec. 1, 3:30pm

All talks are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

New York University
Warren Weaver Hall – Room #109
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY

Speaker Background

John Perry Barlow – Oct. 27, 2008 - 3:30pm
"The First Internet Election?"

John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May of 1998, he has been a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In this talk, he will explore the notion that the 2008 presidential election is the first true "Internet Election".

Douglas Rushkoff – Nov. 5, 2008 - 3:30pm

Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public
Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author of ten best-selling
books, a professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and an
award-winning documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and
institutions create, share, and influence each other's values.

Lawrence Lessig – Nov. 9, 2008 - time TBD
"Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy"

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder
of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the
Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law
School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge
Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin
Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused on law and technology,
especially as it affects copyright. He represented web site operator Eric
Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the
1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Professor Lessig is the author of Remix (2008), Code v2 (2007), Free
Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of
Cyberspace (1999). He serves on the board of many organizations including
the Creative Commons project which he founded.

Andrew Rasiej – Nov. 17, 2008 - 3:30pm
"Democracy, Civic Action, and Politics in a Networked World"

Andrew Rasiej is a social entrepreneur and the Founder of Personal
Democracy Forum , an annual conference and community website about the
intersection of politics and technology. He is also the co-founder of
techPresident. He has served as an adviser to Senator Barack Obama,
Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Tom Daschle, Congressman Dick Gephardt,
the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee on the use of Information Technology for
campaign and policy purposes. Mr. Rasiej also maintains the position of
senior technology adviser for the Sunlight Foundation.

Susan Crawford – Dec. 1, 2008 - 3:30pm

Susan Crawford joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School
on July 1, 2008. She teaches internet law and communications law. Last
year she was a visiting professor at Michigan and at Yale Law School
(spring 2008). She is a member of the board of directors of ICANN and is
the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes
place each Sept. 22.

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