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<nettime> ISOC-NY Event: Cyrus Farivar – The Internet of Elsewhere - NYU
Joly MacFie on Wed, 4 May 2011 10:34:19 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> ISOC-NY Event: Cyrus Farivar – The Internet of Elsewhere - NYU - Wed May 4


Our last International-themed event did draw some nettime folks, so I'll mention this one, too..

You may have seen the recent Freedom House report on Internet Freedom that cited Estonia as the most free Internet in the world, and Iran as among the least. As we know Korea has some of the fastest, while Senegal is rapidly developing.  SO this should be an interesting talk about the contrasts, with plenty of room for infrastructure debate. As noted I do intend to webcast live. Please fwd.   J

On May 4 2011 the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will present broadcaster, author & journalist Cyrus Farivar reading and discussing his imminent (May 8 ) book ‘The Internet of Elsewhere‘ (Rutgers University Press). All welcome. There will be a live webcast.

In the book Farivar explores the Internet’s history and effects in four distinct and, to some, surprising societies — Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal. He profiles Web pioneers in these countries and, at the same time, surveys the environments in which they each work. After all, contends Farivar, despite California’s great success in creating the Internet and spawning companies like Apple and Google, in some areas the United States is still years behind other nations.

What: Cyrus Farivar – The Internet of Elsewhere
When: Wednesday 4 May 2011 7pm-9pm EDT (1100-0100 UTC)
Where: Warren Weaver Hall, rm 201, 251 Mercer Street, NY NY 10012
Who: Free. All welcome. Capacity limited. No RSVP reqd.
Webcasthttp://livestream.com/internetsocietychapters
Hashtags#isocny#farivar
Back Channelhttp://backchan.nl/meetings/view/786


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Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast
WWWhatsup NYC - http://wwwhatsup.com
 http://pinstand.com - http://punkcast.com
 VP (Admin) - ISOC-NY - http://isoc-ny.org
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