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NYC LOCAL: November and December 2012 Evan Korth's Computers and Society


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Subject: NYC LOCAL: November and December 2012 Evan Korth's Computers and Society Series Talks by Doug Rushkoff, Brad Burnham, Aram Sinnreich
Date: 27 Nov 2012 03:56:26 -0500

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  what="official announcement of meetings of
        Evan Korth's Computers and Society Series, re-sent by
        The Internet Society, New York Chapter"
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 Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:47:17 -0500
 To: address@hidden
 From: ISOC-NY announcements <address@hidden>
 Subject: [isoc-ny] Computers and Society - Great upcoming free talks at NYU
 Reply-To: address@hidden

 ISOC-NY is again happy to sponsor Evan Korth's Computers and
 Society Series at the Courant Institute at NYU. These talks are
 part of an undergraduate course, however ISOC-NY members and the
 public are free to attend - please register at the meetup links
 provided.

 All talks from 3:30-4:45 in room 109 of 251 Mercer Street NYC on the
 following dates:

 27-Nov-12: Doug Rushkoff -  Computers for Humans
 29-Nov-12: Brad Burnham - A Narrative on the Threat to Internet Freedom

 4-Dec-12:  Aram Sinnreich - The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry's
            War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties

 ------------------------------**-------------------------

 More info:

 Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
 Time: 3:30-4:45pm
 Location: 251 Mercer, Room 109.
 http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/92920742/

 DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF in Computers for Humans

 BLURB: Users do not know how to program their computers, nor do
 they care.  They spend much more time and energy trying to figure
 out how to use them to program one another, instead. And this is
 a potentially grave mistake. Just as the invention of text
 utterly transformed human society, disconnecting us from much of
 what we held sacred, our migration to the digital realm will also
 require a new template for maintaining our humanity. In this
 talk, Dr. Douglas Rushkoff - author of Program or Be Programmed,
 Life Inc, and the upcoming Present Shock, shares the biases of
 digital media, and what that means for how we should use and make
 them.

 ------------------------------**-------------------------

 Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012.
 Time: 3:30-4:45pm
 Location: 251 Mercer, Room 109.
 http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/92921652/

 BRAD BURNHAM in A Narrative on the Threat to Internet Freedom

 BLURB: The Internet is fundamentally transforming the entire
 global economy by making it possible for anyone, anywhere to
 create services quickly and inexpensively and reach a global
 market immediately. The Internet has opened up markets and
 unleashed innovation at a scale never seen before. But now that
 freedom to innovate is being threatened.

 A year ago, internet users fought back spectacularly to fend off
 PIPA and SOPA -- two pieces of overreaching copyright legislation
 and sent a clear message to policy makers that a frontal assault
 on Internet freedoms would not work. But no user can track all of
 the regulatory efforts to limit Internet freedom being put
 forward in international treaties, state capitals or municipal
 ordinances. Brad will provide a model for evaluating the many
 efforts to "civilize" the Internet from the perspective of who is
 really helped and who is harmed by each new regulation.

 ------------------------------**------------------------

 Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
 Time: 3:30-4:45pm
 Location: 251 Mercer, Room 109.
 http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/92922202/

 ARAM SINNREICH in The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry's War on
 Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties

 BLURB: The Piracy Crusade examines the music industry's
 overreaction to the threat of digital piracty and the result
 damage done to our economy, culture and society. By exploring the
 unheralded benefits of digital sharing and the perfect storm of
 economic factors that burst the industry's bubble, Rutger's
 University Media Studies Professor Aram Sinnreich challenges the
 commonly accepted myth that piracy is killing the music industry.

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 Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast

  VP (Admin) - ISOC-NY - http://isoc-ny.org

 Internet Society - NYC Metropolitan Area Chapter
 http://isoc-ny.org

 'The Internet is for Everyone."
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Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
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