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  • Joly MacFie 8:25 am on 05/20/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    @ISOCNY EVENT 3pm WEDNESDAY: #LibTechNYC 2014 @NYUniversity @InternetWeek 

    libtech nycOn Wednesday May 21 2014 at 3pm the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) and RECLAIM.CC, as part of Internet Week NY, will present Libtech NYC 2014 – a half-day conference to “envision, learn, share and build robust, decentralized networks through participatory systems.” There is a voluntary fee of $12+ to attend in person, and a free webcast via the Internet Society Chapters YouTube channel.

    What: Libtech NYC 2014
    Where: Courant Institute, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St, NYC
    When: Wednesday May 21 2014 3pm-9pm EDT | 1900-0100 UTC
    Tickets: http://www.gofundme.com/957o5s
    Webcast: http://bit.ly/libtechvideo
    Twitter: #libtechnyc
    Agenda:
    • Save the internet: net neutrality protestors camp out against FCC ruling
    • Create the people’s intelligence agency with Robert David Steele, author of Open Source Everything manifesto
    • Learn from veteran attorney Stanley Cohen on criminalization of dissent
    • Explore how a new Internet Bill Of Rights might function
    Reclaim: where communities of practice connect around projects
    • Build and transform social capital, diy liberation technology + you
    Participants:
    Groucho Fractal and Scott Beibin; Beyond The Grid with video artist Paul Garrin with Nicole Brydson of Misfit Media; Veteran attorney activist Stanley Cohen; Cyber-reformer and intelligence professional Robert David Steele on intelligence in the public interest; Nate Heasley with goodnik; Sandra Ordonez with Open Internet Tools Projects (openitp); Nick Farr – hackers on planet earth; Reactor (Josephine Dorado and Jeremy Pesner); David Solomonoff with the Internet Society of New York; Bruce Lincoln & Clayton Banks envisioning the technological future with Silicon Harlem; Thomas Lowenhaupt of connectingnyc.org; Ted Schulman and the open source imperative; Ted Hall and seedball; culture change campaigns with Fred Sullivan and the man-up campaign and communities of practice including arc 38 and Brooklyn the Borough.

     
  • Joly MacFie 1:06 pm on 03/17/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , data & society, information law institute, NYU, nyu law   

    WEBCAST TODAY: Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions Of #BigData @data_society @nyulaw @whitehouseostp @zephoria #datasociety 

    Data & Society Today, Monday March 17 2014, at 5.30pm EDT, the Data & Society Research Institute, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and New York University’s Information Law Institute will be co-hosting a public event entitled The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data.” at NYU Law School. The purpose of this event, organized by danah boyd, is to convene key stakeholders and thought leaders from across academia, government, industry, and civil society to examine the social, cultural, and ethical implications of “big data,” with an eye to both the challenges and opportunities presented by the phenomenon. Speakers include danah boyd, Kate Crawford (Microsoft Research and MIT), Steven Hodas (NYC Department of Education), Alondra Nelson (Columbia University), and Shamina Singh (MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth). Anil Dash (ThinkUp / Activate) will moderate the panel. The event will be webcast live.

    What: The Social, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions of “Big Data.”
    Where: NYU School of Law, NYC
    When: Monday March 17 2014 5.30pm EDT | 2115 UTC
    Webcast: http://www.datasociety.net/updates/featured/2014/03/social-cultural-ethical-dimensions-of-big-data/
    Twitter: #bigdata | #datasociety | #bigdataprivacy

     
  • Joly MacFie 4:07 pm on 10/16/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: drone conference, drones, Engelberg Center, NYU,   

    VIDEO: Drone and Aerial Robotics Conference @NYUEngelberg #droneconf 

    On October 11-13 2013 The Engelberg Center at NYU Law, in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, CITP at Princeton, and ISP at Yale, hosted the first Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference (DARC) at NYU. DARC was a multidisciplinary conference about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones—with an emphasis on civilian applications. Participants examined the cultural impact, legal challenges, and business potential of drones and also specific applications such as agriculture, policing, wildlife conservation, weather, and mapping. There was also plenty of plain fun, especially at the ‘afterDARC’ live demo session. The Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) webcast the first day plenary and the afterDARC session. Video is available below.

     
  • Joly MacFie 5:38 am on 09/28/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    WEBCAST Sat/Sun: Fall 2013 @hackNY Student #Hackathon @NYU 

    hackNYISOC-NY will be a co-sponsor of the Fall 2013 HackNY Student Hackathon at NYU. This is the 8th hackathon in the hackNY series, which is now attracting student participants from colleges all over the country. On Saturday September 28 2013, from 2pm until 4pm, local tech companies will present the latest and greatest in their applied programming interfaces (API). Just 20 hours later, after a frantic coding all-nighter (pizza, doughnuts, coffee, and technical help are provided), teams of students will present their best efforts to crank out original applications to a distinguished panel of judges. ISOC-NY will webcast live both the API demos and the judging. The public is welcome to attend the judging, but not the API demos.

    What: HackNY Fall 2013 Hackathon
    When: API Demos: Saturday September 28 2013 – 2pm-4pm EDT (1000-1200 UTC) | Judging: Sunday September 29 2013 – Noon-2pm EDT (0800-1000 UTC)
    Where: Courant Insitute, Warren Weaver Hall Rm 109, 251 Mercer St, NYC
    Webcast: http://livestream.com/internetsocietychapters
    Twitter: @hackny

     
  • Joly MacFie 7:20 am on 08/12/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Richard Stallman address to @hackNY and NYC Technological Community at NYU #hackny #stallman 

    St. IgnutiusOn Saturday August 3 2013, Richard M. Stallman, author of the EMACS text editor, inventor of the GNU operating system on which Linux is based, and founder of the Free Software Foundation, was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Two days later, on Monday August 5 2013, he was here in NYC to speak at an Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) and hackNY sponsored event at the Courant Institute at NYU. Richard Stallman will address the NYC technological community, including hackNY’s summer fellows, on the importance of utilizing and creating free and open software solutions, and opposing restrictive intellectual property regimes. Video/audio is below. Sorry, no transcript at present.

    DownloadVideo | audio
    Twitter: #hackny, #stallman

     
  • Joly MacFie 3:55 am on 01/02/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Wikipedia Day NYC 2013 – Feb 23 at NYU #freeculture #nyc 

    Wikimedia NYCThe Wikipedia Day 12th Birthday Bash NYC is a celebration and mini-conference to be held on Saturday February 23, 2012, hosted at ITP at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and also supported by Wikimedia New York City, Free Culture @ NYU and other Free Culture Alliance NYC partners (which include ISOC-NY). The NYC celebration is one of a number of Wikipedia Day events being held in the United States and worldwide. Participation (and pizza and cake!) will be free, with room for ~100 participants, who should bring a photo ID for the door. All are welcome, and newcomers are especially invited to drop by to join the experienced Wikipedians/Wikimedians. In addition to the party, the event will be a modified unconference, with dedicated plenary sessions, lightning talks, and open space sessions.

    What: Wikipedia Day NYC 2013
    Where: ITP, NYU Tisch School, 721 Broadway, NYC
    When: Saturday February 23 2013 10am-9pm
    Program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wikipedia_Day
    Webcast: http://livestre.am/4m0fB
    Register: http://bit.ly/wikidaynyu

     
  • Joly MacFie 6:23 am on 12/23/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Douglas Rushkoff – Computers for Humans #compsoc #humanity 

    DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF talk “Computers for Humans” in the Computers & Society Speaker Series, sponsored by ISOC-N,Y at the Courant Institute NYC on Nov 27 2012.

    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.

    Additional Camera: Brittany Vanbibber

     
  • Joly MacFie 6:55 am on 12/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Brad Burnham – A Narrative on the Threat to Internet Freedom #netfreedom 

    Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures – A Narrative on the Threat to Internet Freedom – in the Computers & Society Speaker Series at the Courant Institute NYC on Nov 29 2012.

    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 provides 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.

     
  • Joly MacFie 5:40 pm on 11/26/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Computers and Society – Great upcoming free talks at NYU #compsoc #netfreedom #copyright 

    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”

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    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.

     
  • Joly MacFie 3:00 am on 10/31/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    POSTPONED: Aram Sinnreich – The Piracy Crusade #compsoc #copyright #netfreedom 

    Aram SinnreichIn 2012 the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will once again sponsor Evan Korth’s Computers & Society Speaker Series at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. This lecture series, part of an undergraduate course, are also open to the public (space is limited), and will be recorded for later webcast. The first talk, unfortunately, has had to be postponed due to the closing of NYU for the rest of this week –  but it was to be Aram Sinnreich, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, speaking on the topic: “The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties“.

    You can still register at meetup.com and we will apprise you of the rescheduled date.

    What: Aram Sinnreich – The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties
    Where: Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St (and West 4 St)
    When: ***POSTPONED ***
    Webcast: Will be recorded
    Register: http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/89159182/
    Hashtag: #compsoc

     
    Blurb:
    In the name of combating “digital piracy,” the music industry and its allies have spent billions of dollars to lobby for stronger copyright laws, shuttered hundreds of promising businesses, and sued tens of thousands of American internet users. Rutgers University Media Studies Professor Aram Sinnreich investigates the rationale behind these decisions, and explores their implications for free speech, civil liberties, and market innovation, in his soon-to-be published book, The Piracy Crusade. Ultimately, he argues, we are squandering our best hopes for a functional democracy and a thriving marketplace in the 21st Century in order to chase a phantom in an unwinnable war. Instead, we must focus on new laws, policies and economic models that reward and thrive on the free sharing of information in cyberspace and beyond.

    Bio:
    Aram Sinnreich is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as emerging media and music. He is the author of two books, “Mashed Up” (published in 2010), and “The Piracy Crusade” (to be published in 2013), and has written for publications including the New York Times, Billboard and Wired. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Sinnreich served as Director at media innovation lab OMD Ignition Factory, Managing Partner of media/tech consultancy Radar Research, Visiting Professor at NYU Steinhardt, and Senior Analyst at Jupiter Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California, and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.

     
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