When it comes to information technology the only constant is change. In 1998 70% of the world’s internet users were from the United States but by 2010 it was only 17% and falling. Genevieve Bell follows technology trends closely and says the world is being fundamentally remapped and that women between 40 and 60 years are the crucial group that help shape the future. Rather than tech obsessed teenagers it’s this group of women who are not only the lead adopters and users of new technology but they’re also doing most of the surfing, texting, skyping and social networking.
Many Internets, many lives - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
How is the vision we have of our digital lives matching the reality? In a digital age who are we connected to and who are we not connected to? Should we re-think how evenly distributed access to the Internet really is? Two leading Internet scholars talk about the ways in which people are engaging with the digital world — from Australia and Africa to the suburbs of Boston and Shanghai and all points in between.
Ethan Zuckerman, Director of MIT’s Centre for Civic Media and co-founder of Global Voices.
Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow, Intel Labs Director, Interaction and Experience Research
RiverBend Books- Meet The Author Information (http://www.riverbendbooks.com.au/product/648347-MeettheAuthorAntonyFunnell-rbe11sep)
Ethan Zuckerman’s blog (http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/)
MIT Centre for Civic Media (http://civic.mit.edu/)
2012 RN Big Ideas Program with Genevieve Bell (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/what-does-our-technology-future-look-like3f/4003568)
Cory Doctorow is a sci-fi author, hero of the open source and creative commons movements, and co-founder of boingboing.net.
In this exclusive event, Cory travels to Vivid Sydney from London to deliver a keynote on new challenges and frontiers for creators and consumers – asking us to question who we give our rights to - and how creators can best take advantage of a more connected world.
Following his keynote address, Cory joins anthropologist and Intel fellow Genevieve Bell, for a conversation exploring the future of culture, behaviour and technology, and why sharing and copying matters to makers.