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  1. RSA - The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

    The Internet Age: an era of unprecedented freedom in both communication and culture.

    However each major new medium, from telephone to satellite television, has crested a wave of similar idealistic optimism, before succumbing to the inevitable undertow of industrial consolidation. Every once free and open technology has, in time, become centralised and closed; a huge corporate power taking control of the ‘master switch.’

    Today, as a similar struggle looms over the internet, increasingly the pipeline of all other media, the stakes have never been higher.

    Tim Wu is a Columbia Law professor, author, policy advocate, who first coined the phrase "net neutrality". He visits the RSA to deliver an essential review of information technology history and to share his unique insight into the next chapter of global communications.

    Speaker: Timothy Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School, policy advocate and author of The Master Switch (Atlantic Books, 2011).

    Chair: Tom Chatfield, author, tech and cultural commentator and game writer.

    http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2011/the-rise-and-fall-of-information-empires

    —Huffduffed by BryanSchuetz 3 years ago

  2. Future Sci-Fi - RN Future Tense - 27 January 2011

    Russian/American scientist and author, Isaac Asimov, once wrote: Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

    Now, there’s no denying science fiction has long been a popular genre — from print to television to film. But does it have the influence it once had?

    Some argue the exponential rate of technological change makes sci-fi less effective in its ability to predict, inspire and shape the future of the real world.

    Here at Future Tense we’re starting the year with a look at the power of science fiction.

    —Huffduffed by BryanSchuetz 3 years ago

  3. Triangulation Podcast interviews Cory Doctorow.

    Cory Doctorow chats with Leo Laporte and Tom Merritt on the Triangulation podcast.

    —Huffduffed by BryanSchuetz 3 years ago

  4. Fear Is the Mind-killer by Jeremy Keith

    These opening remarks were delivered at a debate on The Digital Economy Act held in Brighton in April 2010.

    From: http://adactio.com/articles/1662/

    —Huffduffed by BryanSchuetz 3 years ago