Y+30: The Future of Digital Communication

Join Carol and others for the Y+30: The Future of Digital Communication How people will communicate with machines (and vice versa) and with one another through machines. http://www.meetup.com/BLKNY30/calendar/15581753/

Y+30: The Future of Digital Communication

Monday, Dec 13 2010 at 7 pm

How people will communicate with machines (and vice versa) and with one another through machines. http://www.meetup.com/BLKNY30/calendar/15581753/

As technology continues to evolve and innovate at breakneck speeds, we’ve seen human behavior upended in a miraculously short span of time. Not only has our manner of communication changed, but the very notion of communication and the communicative abilities available to us are completely different. How people relate to one another professionally, socially, and artistically are different than even ten years ago, and will likely be much different thirty years from now. This panel will examine these ideas from multiple perspectives, including digital art, policy, social media, human- computer interfaces, and more. A diverse collection of technologists will speak on the subject, and there will be demonstrations of gadgets and interfaces from hack collective NYCResistor and an art installation piece from digital media institute Harvestworks.

Josephine Dorado is a virtual worlds and online community consultant, educator, interactive events producer and skydiver. She was a Fulbright scholarship recipient and initiated the Kidz Connect program, which connects youth internationally via creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds. Josephine also received a MacArthur Foundation award to co-found Fractor.org, which matches news with opportunities for activism. She currently teaches at the New School and is the live events producer for This Spartan Life, a talk show inside the video game Halo.
Website: www.funksoup.com
Twitter: @funksoup

Hilary Mason is the lead scientist at bit.ly, where she is finding sense in web-scale data sets. She is a former Computer Science professor with a background in machine learning, has published numerous academic papers, and regularly releases code on her personal site. She has discovered two new species, loves to bake cookies, and asks way too many questions.
Website: www.hilarymason.com
Twitter: @hmason

Carol Parkinson is the Executive Director of Harvestworks and has been involved in the programming and development of the organization since 1982. She is a founding member of TELLUS, the experimental audio series and continues to support and distribute experimental and innovative work in the digital media arts. Her primary interest is the development of new technological tools for art-making and the cultivation of a new aesthetic involving sound and image in the electronic arts.
Website: www.harvestworks.org
Twitter: @harvestworks

Eric Skiff is one of the cofounders of NYC Resistor and a frequent BarCamp planner here in NYC. While hacking at NYC Resistor, he experiments with Ardunio and openFrameworks (including openCV for computer vision), and is a strong proponent of hacking by putting together “pluggable pieces” of prebuilt software and hardware.
Website: glitchnyc.com
Twitter: @ericskiff

David Solomonoff is the President of the Internet Society of New York (ISOC- NY), a chapter of the global Internet Society (ISOC). ISOC plays a crucial role in advocating for an open Internet, accessible to all via protocols and standards that are developed in a transparent manner by the entire Internet community. He is also the Library Systems Manager for the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. He serves on the Technology Issues and the Globalization and Corporatization committees of United University Professions (UUP), the labor union representing SUNY faculty and staff. UUP is the nation’s largest higher education union.
Website: www.isoc-ny.org
Twitter: @dsolomonoff

Jeremy Pesner (organizer/moderator) is a recent Computer Science graduate making his way in the world. He is very curious about the digital landscape and the elements shaping its future. Coming from a liberal arts background, he has many interests and does not know how to choose between them. He is involved with educational gaming, Government 2.0, and Cloud Computing research. He is probably interested in your project.
Twitter: @The_Pezman

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