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.
Hashtags: #isocny; #farivar
Back Channel: http://backchan.nl/meetings/view/786