John Perry Barlow – “The First Internet Election?” – Monday @ NYU
ISOC-NY is a co-sponsor of Evan Korth’s Computers & Society speaker series at NYU this fall. Coming up this Monday is EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, whose topic will be “The First Internet Election?”
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Warren Weaver Hall — Room 109
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY
(enter via W. 4th ST)
The public is welcome to attend. Photo id required.
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.
Barlow writes about the inspiration for this lecture:
Ten years ago when I was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School, I was on a panel with Senator Ted Kennedy and my tragically late sidekick John Kennedy, Jr. The focus of our discussion was determining when the Internet would likely have the pivotal role in shaping a presidential campaign that television had assumed in the 1960 election of their brother and father. Oddly, for a couple of guys who were deeply suspicious of Cyberspace, they both thought this would happen much sooner than I did, possibly as early as 2000. I said it would be a decade at least. It has now been a decade. And this, with any luck at all, will now be that election.