The 6th annual global OneWebDay celebration will be Thursday September 22 2011. ISOC-NY’s contribution will be to host respected computer scientist and Internet iconoclast Bob Frankston who will present on the theme “Infrastructure commons – the future of connectivity”.
The subways, roads and sidewalks are vital infrastructure. The Internet should be no different – our economy, health and safety depend on our ability to communicate. Yet its provision and economy are based on outdated, inequitable, and inefficient telecom models. How do we move to a connected future?
What: Bob Frankston “Infrastructure commons – the future of connectivity”
When: OneWebDay, Thu Sep 22 2011 – 7.15pm – 9pm
Where: Rm. 202, Courant Institute NYU, 251 Mercer St NYC
Who: Public welcome. In person or by webcast.
Twitter:@isocny, #onewebday, @bobfrankston
We are happy to also announce that Dave Burstein of DSL Prime has agreed to moderate the session. Dave will also talk about the practicalities of establishing community networks.
Tuesday, September 22: 12-2pm
OneWebDay Celebration in Washington Square Park
Where: Holley Plaza, Washington Square Park NYC (just west of the fountain)
New York, NY â€“ In addition to the annual OneWebDay celebration of the Internet in all its diversity, which will again be held in Washington Sq. Park on Sep 22, New York netizens will be active in the coming weekend participating in two pre-OneWebDay events, a symposium and a party on Saturday Sep 19.
May 26 2009: Mitch Kapor writes:
I’m excited to let everyone know I’ve taken on a new responsibility as Board Chair of OneWebDay. OneWebDay is an annual, global event which is celebrated every September 22. Much like Earth Day, which inspired it, OneWebDay provides an opportunity for communities to celebrate the power of Web for positive change, to take action to protect what is precious about it, and to educate the public and policymakers on how the Web works.
The major news I have to report is that OneWebDay has new institutional support, new leadership and a new theme for 2009.
Here is video of last week’s forum
**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.