Memefactory – NYU – 10-9-09

MemeFactory WHAT:  Memefactory is a performance for anyone who uses the internet. Whether you are perplexed by pictures of cats with awful spelling or spend over 9000 hours a week surfing image boards, we promise you’ll either learn something or explode from overexposure to lulz.

Three gentlemen with three computers and three projectors take the audience on a fast-paced and whirlwind tour of every major internet meme, famous piece of internet media and more YouTube footage that we care to admit over the course of one and one half of one hour. Biologist Richard Dawkins defines as meme as a unit of cultural transmission – in the general sense a meme can be any piece of information which travels between members of culture – for us, however, memes involve funny pictures of cats and people doing silly dances.

WHEN: October 9 7:30-9:00.

WHERE:  Warren Weaver Hall RM 109, http://cs.nyu.edu/web/Location/directions.html (Free and Open to the Public)

WHO: What We Know So Far http://www.whatweknowsofar.com/

WHY: Because it is not another academic lecture but lively performance filled with nothing but insight and humor for die-hard Internet memeologists and newbies alike. Take the plunge with the memefactory!
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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).

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Andrew Raziej – “Democracy, Civic Action” @ NYU Wednesday

ISOC-NY is a co-sponsor of Evan Korth’s Computers & Society speaker series at NYU this fall. The next talk is this Wednesday Nov 19. It will feature Andrew Raziej – his topic is “Democracy, Civic Action, and Politics in a Networked World”

When: Wed Nov 19 – 3.30pm-4.45pm
Warren Weaver Hall NYU – Rm 109
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY, 10012

More info: http://computersandsociety.net
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Amanda Michel – “Technology, Networks, and Journalism” @ NYU Wednesday

ISOC-NY is a co-sponsor of Evan Korth’s Computers & Society speaker series at NYU this fall. The next talk is tomorrow Wednesday. It will feature Amanda Michel – her topic is “Technology, Networks, and Journalism.”

Amanda Michel is Director of HuffPost’s OffTheBus. Amanda started in politics during the 2003-2004 campaign cycle, working as the National Director of Generation Dean and then creating and managing the MediaCorps program for the Kerry-Edwards campaign. Along with several other Kerry-Edwards coworkers she helped co-found the New Organizing Institute in the wake of the 2004 election. Since then she’s taken her online organizing skills to media, working at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and on Assignment Zero, a Wired and NewAssignment.net collaboration. She is also a Knight Digital Media Fellow.

Date: Wed November 12 2008
Time: 3.30pm – 4.45pm
Warren Weaver Hall NYU Rm 109
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

Members and public welcome. Enter via W. 4th St. Photo ID required.
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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.
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ISOC-NY Public Forum – Participation and Politics Online – Jun 4 – NYU

**Tune in to the live webcast! Ask questions!
OneWebDay and the Information Law Institute @ NYU, as part of Internet Week NY , this will be a discussion on how technology in general, and the Internet in particular, affects the democratic process.

*Date: Wednesday, Jun 4, 2008
*Time 6pm – 7.30pm
*Location: NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South, New York NY

This forum brings together a variety of renowned scholars, thinkers, and activists to provide their perspectives on political engagement on the Net.

Join us as we talk about, democracy, politics, and participation online, as we gear up for a politically-minded OneWebDay on September 22, 2008.

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Futures of the Internet – April 16 – NYU

ISOC-NY is proud to be a co-sponsor of a colloquium at NYU this coming Wednesday April 16 – Futures of the Internet.

What will come of the next decade on the Internet? We often take for granted the state of the net today, but there’s no guarantee that it will remain this way. Will the digital future be dystopian, or is there a brighter outlook ahead than some may believe? Our panelists — thinkers and net visionaries — will provide their perspectives on the future of the net, with backgrounds ranging from art, law, technology, politics, media, culture, and entrepreneurship. We will tap in to each speaker’s knowledge to provide a unique vision of the digital future, and will engage with members of the audience to further the exploration of what lies ahead. Continue reading