Thursday, November 02, 2006

stanford university event featuring stewart brand, kevin kelly, howard rheingold, and fred turner

for those in the bay area, there's a great sounding event organized by my friend, colleague, and librarian superstar ShinJoung Yeo (of radical reference) at stanford university. check it:
    From Counterculture to Cyberculture: The Legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog
    A symposium featuring Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Howard Rheingold and Fred Turner

    Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
    Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford University

    During the 1960s, student marchers chanted "Do not fold, spindle or mutilate!" as they railed against computers and the Cold War-era military industrial complex they seemed to represent. But within just three decades, computers had become emblems of countercultural revolution. This symposium will feature a conversation with three people who played key roles in that transformation: Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, Kevin Kelly, former executive editor of Wired Magazine and
    author of Out of Control: The Rise of Neo-Biological Civilization and New Rules for the New Economy, and Howard Rheingold, author of The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier and Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. The discussion will be moderated by Fred Turner, assistant professor of communication at Stanford and author of the new book From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism.

    This event is sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries, the Department of Communication, and the American Studies Program. It will be introduced by Henry Lowood, of the Stanford University Libraries, and followed by a public reception.

    [for more information, email ShinJoung Yeo at shyeo [at] stanford [dot] edu]
unfortunately, i'll be in chicago attending this excellent conference but i hope the event will be streamed and archived!

also, if any readers are interested in reviewing fred turner's from counterculture to cyberculture: stewart brand, the whole earth network and the rise of digital utopianism for RCCS, please contact me via email or comments.

update: sarah has some nice pictures from the event, as does eszter.

another update: mind mob was on the scene, too!

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