[Asis-l] Fwd: Shaping the Network Society -- Our turn!

Michel J. Menou Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr
Wed Apr 10 05:25:39 EDT 2002

Sorry for cross posting
This event is partcularly interesting not only because of its scope and content
but also because of the innovative use of "patterns" as the basic structure for
the presentations.

Best regards

Michel J. Menou         mail to: Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr

This is a forwarded message
From: Doug Schuler <douglas at scn.org>
To: cpsr-cn-wg at cpsr.org <cpsr-cn-wg at cpsr.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2002, 7:44:33 PM
Subject: Shaping the Network Society -- Our turn!

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Shaping the Network Society: 
      Patterns for Participation, Action, and Change
      University of Washington HUB, Seattle, May 16-19, 2002 

  Save money and register before April 21! 

Tomorrow's information and communication infrastructure 
   is being shaped today --

     But by whom and to what ends? 

If you believe that our current communication systems aren't meeting
community and civic needs you're not alone!  Millions of people from
around the world are asking these questions --

     Will communication systems meet the needs of all people?
     Will they help people address current and future issues?
     Will they promote democracy, social justice, a healthy 

     Will appropriate research be conducted?
     Will equitable policies be enacted?

Millions of people throughout the world are working to create systems
which meet humankind's crucial needs.

Join us at CPSR's eighth biannual "Directions and Implications of
Advanced Computing" (DIAC) symposium to address these critical
questions, build our community and develop plans for action.

A partial list of confirmed speakers includes: 

   Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago professor and author.
      "A New Politics of Places on Global Networks"
   Naaperori Shirampari Ashenika Mino, Ashanika Indigenous 
      community, Peru
   Stevan Harnad, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of 
      Southampton, "Open Research Access for an Open Society"
   Abdul Alkalimat, chair African American Studies, University of Toledo
   Stuart Cowan, Conservation Economy Research Director, Ecotrust
   Myoung-joon Kim, Labor & Media Activist, Seoul, Korea
   DeeDee Halleck, University of California at San Diego, media activist
   Phil Bereano, University of Washington, privacy and biotech activist
   Gilson Schwartz, Knowledge City Sao Paulo, Brazil
   Sheri Herndon, Independent Media Center, Seattle
   Raul Nakasone, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
   Sergei Stafeev, Centre of Community Networking and Information Policy 
      Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia

In addition to distinguished guests we plan to welcome 500 researchers,
practitioners, activists, journalists, educators, artists,
policy-makers and citizens from around the world.

A variety of events are planned ranging from invited speakers, panel
discussions, and pattern presentations to a "Lakes, Locks, and Lively"
reception cruise and informal working sessions -- both planned and
spontaneous.  We are also planning open space sessions devoted to the
development of a new "pattern language" that describes our work (see
the postscript below).

Symposium topics will likely include the digital divide, human rights
and privacy, open content research, pattern language development, media
activism, community networks, wireless community networking, developing
a civil society charter for the UN World Summit on the Information
Society, independent media centers, virtual communities and online
activism, cross-border collaborations, and MORE! And, as with previous
DIAC symposia, we'll do our best to bring in some surprises as well...

Join us this May in Seattle for this exciting and important event! 

Shaping the Network Society: 
      Patterns for Participation, Action, and Change

        Save money and register by April 20! 

Sponsored by:  

   Public Sphere Project of Computer Professionals for 
     Social Responsibility (CPSR) 

   National Communication Association Task Force on the 
     Digital Divide

For more information, contact symposium coordinator, Doug Schuler,
douglas at scn.org

PS. Our ongoing Pattern Language project to capture and publicize our
collective wisdom is attracting worldwide attention.  Whether or not
you attend the symposium, please consider adding your pattern to our
online pattern system (http://diac.cpsr.org/cgi-bin/diac02/pattern.cgi)
which now includes over 160 patterns. The pattern language will only be
as good as the patterns you submit!

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