Archive for the ‘talks in town’ Category

CITI 25th anniversary

September 18, 2008

For those with a few dollars to spare and an interest in telecommunications, this is pretty much a must-see, must-go, kinda thing.

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Upcoming Free Culture NYU events

September 18, 2008
As the school year is finally getting underway, Free Culture NYU is getting into full swing. We may have only had one meeting, but there is TONS of stuff to let you know about.
In brief here is whats going on (scroll down for more info):
Saturday 9/20: Free Software Day Party: 6-9pm
Monday 9/22: One Web Day, Washington Square Park, (SEE LAWRENCE LESSIG SPEAK!) 11:45am – 2pm
Monday 9/22: Free Culture Meeting 8pm, Room********************
Wednesday 9/24: Talk with Tim Westergen, Founder of Pandora Radio 3:30pm-4:4pm
Saturday 9/27 Wikis Take Manhattan, approximately 2:30 to 6:30 (exact times TBA)

‘Democracy is a Fiction’, Simon Critchley at the New School

September 15, 2008

Critchley is always interesting, more below

BRANDING DEMOCRACY:
SIMON CRITCHLEY ON THE FAITH OF THE FAITHLESS—POLITICS AND BELIEF

Each year an inaugural lecture launches the Vera List Center for Art and Politics annual theme, defining the intellectual territory that the center will explore in public programs. This year’s theme is Branding Democracy. The lecturer introduces the theme in the broadest sense, serving as a guide to the range and richness of the topic at hand and rooting the concept within The New School’s intellectual tradition.

On Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m., the inaugural lecture for 2008-09, “Democracy is a Fiction” will be offered by Simon Critchley, professor of philosophy, at The New School for Social Research and at University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom. His research focuses on the history of philosophy, literature, ethics, and politics. Critchley will discuss how democracy relies on a series of fictions, most notably the fiction of popular sovereignty as government by and for the people. He argues that such fictions serve an ultimately theological function that must be exposed and criticized. Such is one of the crucial political roles of contemporary art. Critchley will propose the idea of a supreme fiction and invoke another model of democracy closer to the anarchist tradition.

The event will take place in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Admission is $8, and free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID.

A complementary art and design exhibition, “Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding,” will run from October 15, 2008, through January 30, 2009, at the Kellen Gallery in the Sheila Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street. Co-produced by Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center, this show includes video, photography, sound, sculpture, and information maps, as well as lectures, performances, and participatory events that happen in a “democratic structure” designed by British artist Liam Gillick.

Internet Week New York, June 3-10

June 3, 2008

Lots of exciting industry/professional/scholarly stuff going on. And probably also a lot of half-famous people mouthing off. Check the program here. A few events singled out below:

Columbia Business School New Media panel discussion
June 03, 12:30 PM — June 03, 02:00 PM
Columbia University School of Business
301 Uris Hall
New York, NY 10025

More Details & Signup Info »

Top Columbia faculty and industry professionals explore the current and future role of new media in this rapidly changing environment
Topic: The Mass Media in Transition: How Digital Technology and the Search for Content are Transforming the Industry

Time Warner’s Conversations on the Circle: News & Politics
June 04, 08:00 AM — June 04, 10:00 AM
Time Warner Center
58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
New York, NY 10019

This breakfast panel will focus on the internet’s impact on news — specifically how everything from online donations to interactive models like the CNN/YouTube debates have influenced this year’s election. TIME Magazine calls the internet’s influence on politics, “the biggest technological shift…since the rise of the television.” Join key industry talent for a spirited discussion on how the web has transformed this year’s election into a completely electric, interactive process.

Moderated by: David Bohrman (SVP & Washington Bureau Chief, CNN)
Panelists include: Steve Grove (Head of News and Politics, YouTube), Nadira Hira (Writer, FORTUNE magazine), Michael Scherer (Washington Bureau Correspondent, TIME Magazine)

More Details & Signup Info »

The Future of Media
June 04, 01:00 PM — June 04, 02:00 PM
Television Studio, 7th floor
NYU Department of Journalism
20 Cooper Square @ 5th Street New York, NY 10003

Leading media journalists will discuss how the Internet is transforming traditional media in this discussion forum from the media site I Want Media.

Scheduled to appear:

+ David Carr, New York Times
+ Keith Kelly, New York Post
+ Kenneth Li, Reuters
+ Diane Mermigas, MediaPost
+ Johnnie Roberts, Newsweek
+ Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch
+ Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair

More Details & Signup Info »

Forum on Participation and Politics Online
June 04, 06:00 PM — June 04, 07:30 PM
NYU Law School
Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, 1st floor NYC, NY 10012

Join us for a forum on democracy, politics, and participation online as we gear up for a politically-minded OneWebDay (http://www.onewebday.org) on September 22, 2008.

This forum brings together a variety of renowned scholars, thinkers, and activists to provide their perspectives on political engagement on the Net.

Speakers:

Baratunde Thurston
Comedian, Pundit
Web Editor, The Onion
http://www.baratunde.com

Andrew Rasiej
Founder, Personal Democracy Forum
http://www.rasiej.com

Jay Rosen
Professor, NYU Department of Journalism
Founder, New Assignment.net
http://journalism.nyu.edu/faculty/rosen.html

Zephyr Teachout
Professor, Duke Law School
http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/teachout

Moderator:

Allison Fine
Author, Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age
http://www.allisonfine.com

***Reception will follow at 7:30PM***

More Details & Signup Info »

MEDIA: Overseas Conversations (V) / June 5-7 / NYC

May 30, 2008

Press Contact: Aneka Flamm
info@mocnyb.org / 1-347-613-3993

MEDIA: Overseas Conversations (V)
An International Conference on Media, Education & Youth
June 5 – 7, 2008 / New York City
http://www.mocnyb.org

New York, NY – This conference provides an open forum for exploring
media, education, and youth within an international context. It includes
screenings of youth-produced media, as well as panels on media literacy
education initiatives from the Arab and Gulf region, Asia, and Europe.

Open conversations and discussions will explore the potential of media
as socio-economic equalizer in education, the global relevance of media
literacy education, design as media, and cross-cultural perceptions of
media in formal education.

The conference includes the US premiere of “Afghan Chronicles”, a
documentary produced by InformAction on Afghanistan’s multimedia company
The Killid Group.

The conversations will accent the positive approach of providing young
people with the tools and the critical thinking skills they need in
today’s media saturated society. Selections of new youth-produced media
will be presented by: The European Observatory of Children’s Television,
Arts Engine/Media That Matters Film Festival, and The Reel Teens
Festival.

Panelists from Afghanistan, Australia, China, Egypt, Korea, Kuwait,
Spain, Sweden, UK, and the USA will lead the conversations. Attendees
will include media industry professionals, educators, students and the
general public.

All panels and screenings are free of charge and open to all audiences.
For complete schedule visit: http://www.mocnyb.org (RSVP required,
rsvp@mocnyb.org).
For additional information, please contact Aneka Flamm, Conference
Coordinator, at info@mocnyb.org.

see below for program

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Forum on Participation and Politics Online, NYU, June 4

May 29, 2008

Forum on Participation and Politics Online
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: NYU Law School, Greenberg Lounge
Address: 40 Washington Square South
Map:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=40+Washington+Square+South%2C+New+York%2C+NY

Sponsors: NYU Information Law Institute, OneWebDay, ISOC-NY, Internet Week NY

Join us for a forum on democracy, politics, and participation online as
we gear up for a politically-minded OneWebDay, http://www.onewebday.org
on September 22, 2008. This forum brings together a variety of renowned
scholars, thinkers, and activists to provide their perspectives on
political engagement on the Net. The event is organized as a part of
NYC’s Internet Week, http://www.internetweekny.com.

Speakers:
Baratunde Thurston
Comedian, Pundit
Web Editor, The Onion
http://www.baratunde.com

Andrew Rasiej
Founder, Personal Democracy Forum
http://www.rasiej.com

Jay Rosen
Professor, NYU Department of Journalism
Founder, New Assignment.net
http://journalism.nyu.edu/faculty/rosen.html

Zephyr Teachout
Professor, Duke Law School
http://www.law.duke.edu/fac/teachout

Moderator:
Allison Fine
Author, Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age
http://www.allisonfine.com

***Reception will follow at 7:30PM***

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to estark@nyu.edu.

Futures of the Internet, April 16 at NYU

April 11, 2008
This will be very interesting. Note that it has been moved to April 16 (thanks to celebdu for bringing that up).

Futures of the Internet

Wed., April 16
Panel: 6:30-8pm, Reception 8-8:30pm
Vanderbilt Hall 206, NYU Law School

20 Washington Square South
Map

Sponsored by the NYU Information Law Institute and Free Culture @ NYU

What will come of the next decade on the Internet? We often take for granted the state of the net today, but there’s no guarantee that it will remain this way. Will the digital future be dystopian, or is there a brighter outlook ahead than some may believe? Our panelists — thinkers and net visionaries — will provide their perspectives on the future of the net, with backgrounds ranging from art, law, technology, politics, media, culture, and entrepreneurship. We will tap in to each speaker’s knowledge to provide a unique vision of the digital future, and will engage with members of the audience to further the exploration of what lies ahead.


Speakers:

Lauren Cornell
Executive Director, Rhizome
http://www.rhizome.org/

Clay Shirky
Author, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
Adjunct Professor, NYU ITP
http:/www.shirky.com

Jimmy Wales
Founder, Wikipedia and Wikia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimbo_Wales

Tim Wu
Professor, Columbia Law School
http://www.timwu.org/

Jonathan Zittrain
Professor, Oxford University, Visting Professor, NYU Law
Author, The Future of the Internet — and How to Stop It
http://www.jz.org

Rethinking Secularism, April 2, NYU

March 31, 2008

not particularly communication-ish, but def worth your time: Craig Calhoun, Charles Taylor, and Michael Warner (what more could you want?) on ‘a secular age’, wed 06:30-08:30pm. flyer here.

Symposium on Digital Convergence and Copyright at NYU School of Law, April 7

March 28, 2008

Zittrain and others, program here: nyu program

Dalton Conley, March 28, at Columbia

March 25, 2008

Friday March 28, 12-2 p.m., Dalton Conley (Sociology, NYU), will speak about his
forthcoming book “Everywhere” at the Columbia Communications program’s colloquium.

The event takes place in room 107b in the Graduate School of Journalism. It is open to all.