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Subject: Register Now: Not Your Father's Internet- Redefining Digital
In 1998 Americans represented nearly three quarters of all Internet
users; today they are less than fifteen percent. The complexion of the
Web - its users, their desires, their languages, points of entry and
experiences - has subtly and not-so-subtly changed. All these new
online participants bring with them different values, social norms,
and styles of expression. Today's Internet is increasingly a
reflection of the world's cultures and its governments, which often
have very different ideas about how to shape what happens online.
Join NPR's Digital Culture Correspondent Laura Sydell, and her guests
for an engaging discussion about the changing face of the Internet.
The many pioneers who built our networked world had a great variety of
visions-- and hopes-- for how it might turn out. But nobody could
predict all the ways this new mass medium has evolved in the real
world of billions of users. Today the Internet may be like a large
city with rich and poor neighborhoods, dangerous corners, and gated
communities that Netizens must navigate at their own risk.
We'll examine this evolution from a global perspective: What is the
Internet becoming? Has its open architecture become so frightening to
some users that they would prefer to return to closed networks? How
will varying ideas about privacy, identity, anonymity and democracy
shape the Internet of the future? Is the free and open Internet our
fathers fought to build over the objections of commercial giants, soon
to be shaped more by corporations and governments than by individual
creativity and the free flow of ideas? Event Details
Where: Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Thursday, August 19, 2010
6p.m. Reception (CHM Members Only)
In August the Museum will only be open to the public on weekends only.
We will open doors for the event at 5:45pm.
See Museum Hours during construction.
To register or for more information on the event, please visit the
Museum’s website .