The annual UMSI-sponsored JSB Symposium features thought leaders from the front lines of the digital world sharing their perspectives on the societal implications of new technology.
Mimi Ito spoke on "Connected Learning" on Wednesday, November 7. Ito is an international expert on mobile technologies and new digital media in everyday life. A cultural anthropologist of technology use, she is a leading authority on how social network technologies are shaping society. She is professor in residence, department of anthropology and department of informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Video the video of the talk.
On Monday, October 3, David Weinberger spoke about the sheer quantity of networked knowledge that is changing the nature of knowledge itself. He presented a compelling vision of the future of knowledge in a connected world in this talk, "Too Big to Know: How the Internet Affects What and How We Know." View the video of this presentation.
Aza Raskin, former head of user experience at Mozilla Labs and creative lead for Firefox, spoke at the John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society on "Your Life Experiences, Brought to You by Coca-Cola" on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. View the video of this presentation.
danah boyd, a social media researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, spoke on “Youth-Generated Culture: Growing Up in an Era of Social Media.”
The founder of the Internet Archive ("Wayback Machine"), Brewster Kahle spoke on "The Closing of Library Services...The Opening of Library Services."
Wired contributing editor and best-selling author of numerous books on the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience, including Everything Bad Is Good for You, Steven Johnson spoke on "Why Gaming and Learning, and Why Now?"
The Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Professor and Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Elizabeth Daley spoke on "Screen as Vernacular: Expanding Concepts of Literacy."
Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, a founder of Creative Commons and the author of several books on law and cyberspace, spoke on "Architecting Innovation" at the inaugural JSB Symposium in 2000.