The Electronic Frontier Foundation Presents
Public Space in the Digital Age:
Is the Internet a Vibrant Commons or a Collection of Gated Communities?
Tuesday, June 29, 1999 5:30-7:30pm
San Francisco Public Library
Latino/Hispanic Community Room
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California
... E. David Ellington, President/CEO, NetNoir
... Katie Hafner, Technology Correspondent, The New York Times
... Howard Rheingold, Author of "Virtual Reality" and "The Virtual
... Andrew Shapiro, Author of "The Control Revolution: How the Internet
is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know"
... Tara Lemmey, President, Electronic Frontier Foundation
The San Francisco Public Library will serve as backdrop for a lively and
interactive discussion on the notion that if an open society requires
public spaces, then how do we carve out such spaces on the Internet?
Prompted by the recent publication of Andrew Shapiro's book "The Control
Revolution" (see http://www.controlrevolution.com/ ), which argues that we
are undergoing a radical shift in who is in control of information,
experience, and resources, the evening event will examine myriad issues at
the nexus of information technology and society. Interested participants
are invited to join an online discussion starting Monday, June 28 to
experience an innovative new approach to turning the Web into a distributed
public space. See http://www.thirdvoice.com/
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Use the Grove
Street entrance and the Latino/Hispanic Community Room is downstairs. For
more information, please contact the Electronic Frontier Foundation at
415.436.9333, x0 or email@example.com.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation ( http://www.eff.org/ ) is the leading
global organization linking technical architectures and legal frameworks to
support the rights of individuals in an open society. Founded in 1990, EFF
actively encourages and challenges industry and government to support free
expression, privacy, and access in the information society. The Electronic
Frontier Foundation maintains the 4th most-linked-to Web site in the world.