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C-SPAN: LoC/The Digital Future

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 16 Nov 2004 19:24:25 -0500

The Digital Future


Beginning Monday, November 15, 2004 until March 2005, C-SPAN will
televise live a series of discussions hosted by the Library of
Congress' John W. Kluge Center. The series will examine how the
digital age is changing the most basic ways information is organized
and classified. The goal is to educate the public on the what the
digital age means to their lives. The events will include a featured
speaker, followed by a panel discussion, and a question and answer
session with the audience at the venue, and C-SPAN television
viewers. Our viewers will be invited to email questions to the



2004 Monday, November 15

David Weinberger, one of North America's best known experts on
"blogging" and coauthor of the bestselling book, "The Cluetrain
Manifesto" (2000). Weinberger is also author of "Small pieces,
loosely joined: a unified theory of the web" (2002), a frequent
commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and
"Here and Now," and has been published in many magazines including
Wired and the Harvard Business Review.


Monday, December 13 at 6:30pm ET

Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, director and cofounder of the
Internet Archive Kahle will explain how and why capturing material on
the Web is important and discuss the challenges of selecting pertinent


2005 Monday, January 31 at 6:30pm ET

Brian Cantwell Smith, dean of the Faculty of Information Studies at
the University of Toronto Smith, the author of "On the Origin of
Objects," combines degrees in computer science and philosophy and is
an expert on the interdisciplinary convergence brought about by
orgitization. His talk is titled, "And Is All This Stuff Really
Digital After All?"

Monday, February 14 at 6:30pm ET

David M. Levy, professor at the Information School of the University
of Washington Levy is the author of "Scrolling Forward: Making Sense
of Documents in the Digital Age," and he will discuss the shift of the
experience of reading from the fixed page to movable electrons and the
effect that has had on language.

Thursday, March 3 at 6:30pm ET

Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder
of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society Lessig is the author
of "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace" and an expert on the issues of
copyright and "copyleft." He is the inventor of the revolutionary
concept and application Creative Commons, which invites the right to
use material under specific conditions.

Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm ET

Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences at the University of Virginia Ayers is the author (with Anne
S. Rubin) of "The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the
American Civil War" on CD-ROM. Among the questions Ayers will address
are the implications for the creation and distribution of knowledge in
today's digital environment.

Monday, March 28 at 6:30pm ET

Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Gershenfeld is the author of
"When Things Start to Think." His new concept Internet Zero (0)
proposes a new infrastructure for the existing Internet that would
give an IP address to all electronic devices - from light bulbs to
Internet addresses and URLs - and interconnect them directly, thereby
eliminating much intermediating code and server technology. His topic
is "From the Library of Information to the Library of Things."

Copyright 2004, National Cable Satellite Corporation

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