David Bollier – “The Struggle to Build a Digital Republic” – NYU 5/18

pic by Thomas Bollier The Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) welcomes David Bollier to speak at NYU on May 18 2009. David will talk about the themes of his new book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press). The book is the first comprehensive history of the “free culture” movement and “sharing economy” that is empowering ordinary people, disrupting markets and changing politics and culture. Bollier will talk about the rise of free and open source software, Creative Commons licenses, the new forms of non-market creativity (Wikipedia, blogs, remix music, videos) as well as fascinating innovations in open science, open education and “open business models.”

When: Monday 18 May 2009 – 7pm
Where: Courant Institute
251 Mercer Street (Warren Weaver Hall)
Room 109
(entrance on W. 4th St)
The public is welcome (photo id required).

More about the book can be found at the website www.viralspiral.cc. More about Bollier can be found at www.bollier.org.

David Bollier is a leading American activist, author, blogger and
proponent of “free culture” on the Internet and the commons. He is an
editor of Onthecommons.org and Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg
School for Communication. Bollier is also co-founder of Public
Knowledge, a Washington, D.C., organization that advocates for the
public’s stake in the Internet and copyright law, and the author of
Silent Theft, Brand Name Bullies, and four other books. He lives in
Amherst, Massachusetts.

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