($8). Most New Yorkers recognize a cell phone as more than just a device for making calls. From uploading pictures to building text messaging networks, our cell phones enable us to be simultaneously free, yet connected. During the RNC, protestors' call to action also became a call to innovate, and many used more than just phones to make sure they were heard. Tonight, Jonah Peretti of new media nonprofit Eyebeam hosts a panel of activists in a discussion of how wireless technology was employed during the convention. Participants include: Yury Gitman, whose Magic Bike acts as a mobile wireless hotspot, and Joshua Kinberg of Bikes Against Bush, who constructed a wireless Internet-enabled bicycle which prints text messages onto the streets of Manhattan.
Note: Purchase tickets at the New School box office (66 W 12th St).
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Added by tylix on September 26, 2004