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March 28, 2007

OurFloatingPoints 4: Participatory Media


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Emerson College and New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc./Turbulence.org present OurFloatingPoints 4: Participatory Media: McKenzie Wark and David Weinberger :: DATE: March 28, 7 pm :: VENUE: Emerson College, Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street, Boston :: STREAMED LIVE online and BROADCAST TO SECOND LIFE :: FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

McKenzie Wark: “Gamer Theory from Screen to Page” :: GAM3R 7H30RY 1.1 / “Gamer Theory” was created to investigate new approaches to writing in the networked environment, and to see what happens when authors and readers are brought into conversation over an evolving text. Wark will discuss the issues and questions that came up in the process of designing, writing and publishing the book, due out this month from Harvard University Press.

David Weinberger: “Everything is Miscellaneous” :: The digital revolution has created billions of shards of knowledge and information. Now we are inventing processes and techniques for pulling them together, unconstrained by the physical limitations that have silently guided our traditional principles of organizing ideas. From Britannica to Wikipedia, news media to blogs, the Dewey Decimal system to "folksonomies," we are overturning the old assumptions about who is an authority, who is an expert, and who gets to decide what's worth knowing.

MCKENZIE WARK is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City. He is the author of several books, including A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard University Press) and Dispositions (Salt Publishing).

DAVID WEINBERGER, Ph.D. is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He is a co-author of the best-selling “Cluetrain Manifesto”, and the author of “Small Pieces Loosely Joined.” Weinberger has written for Wired, Salon, The Guardian, The NY Times, USA Today, Harvard Business Review and many others. His new book, “Everything Is Miscellaneous,” will be published in May by Times Books.

For more information about the series, please visit http://institute.emerson.edu/floatingpoints/
Contact: jo at turbulence dot org

Posted by jo at March 28, 2007 06:03 PM