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NYC LOCAL: Monday 27 October 2008 John Perry Barlow at Evan Korth's Comp

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Monday 27 October 2008 John Perry Barlow at Evan Korth's Computers and Society Class
Date: 26 Oct 2008 01:50:42 -0400

  what="official Computers and Society announcement from Evan Korth"
  more="This event is not the only event announced."
  speakers="Douglas Rushkoff, Lawrence Lessig, Andrew Rasiej, Susan Crawford
            will also come to class in the next several weeks."
  note="announcement worth reading"

 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:31:55 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Evan Korth <>
 To:, women-in-computing 
<>, ACM chapter <>
 Subject: [Computers_and_society_announcements] upcoming lectures

 The Computers and Society lecture series has shaped up quite nicely for 
 this semester.  Following is a list of the upcoming speakers.  As we get 
 closer to each talk, I will send more detailed information.  For now save 
 the date.

 Upcoming Computers and Society speakers at NYU:

 John Perry Barlow - October 27, 2008 - 3:30pm
 Douglas Rushkoff - November 5th, 2008 - 3:30pm
 Lawrence Lessig - November 9th, 2008 - evening - time TBD
 Andrew Rasiej - November 19th, 2008 - 3:30pm
 Susan Crawford - December 1st, 2008 - 3:30pm

 All talks are open to the public in room 109
 Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street)


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 Brief information on the speakers (more to follow):

 John Perry Barlow - October 27th, 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 - November 5th, 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 - November 9th, 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 - November 17th, 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 - December 1st, 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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