Tonight: ISOC-NY Event: Cyrus Farivar – The Internet of Elsewhere - NYU

You may have seen the recent Freedom House report on Internet
Freedom<>that cited
Estonia as the most free Internet in the world, and Iran as among
the least. As we know Korea has some of the fastest, while Senegal is
rapidly developing. SO this should be an interesting talk about the
contrasts.. And there's bound to be some talk about infrastructure. I will
be webcasting. Questions can be asked via the backchannel.

On May 4 2011 the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will present
broadcaster, author & journalist Cyrus Farivar reading and discussing his
imminent (May 8 ) book ‘The Internet of
(Rutgers University Press). All welcome. There will be a live webcast.

In the book Farivar explores the Internet’s history and effects in four
distinct and, to some, surprising societies — Iran, Estonia, South Korea,
and Senegal. He profiles Web pioneers in these countries and, at the same
time, surveys the environments in which they each work. After all, contends
Farivar, despite California’s great success in creating the Internet and
spawning companies like Apple and Google, in some areas the United States is
still years behind other nations.

*What*: Cyrus Farivar – The Internet of Elsewhere
*When*: Wednesday 4 May 2011 7pm-9pm EDT (1100-0100 UTC)
*Where*: Warren Weaver Hall, rm 201, 251 Mercer Street, NY NY 10012
*Who*: Free. All welcome. Capacity limited. No RSVP reqd.
*Hashtags*: #isocny <>;
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