40 St. George Street 40 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario

CODE: Building the New Agora explores current perspectives on the contemporary perception of hardware/software and investigates how open source/open access alters our approaches to professional and social networks.

Less than five years ago the cultural theorist Lev Manovich claimed that while the 1990s were all about the virtual, the next decade might be about physical space and interactions, albeit augmented by electronic information. To explore these rapidly changing paradigms you are invited to join CODE.

CODE introduces Prof Wendy Hui Kyong Chun of Brown University and brings together an array of local speakers for a critical analysis of innovative initiatives in networked public life. The panels in the round will start with informal 5-7 minutes long presentations aiming towards an open dialogue with the participating public.

CODE's goal is to foster discussion on these issues examining the impact of community building in Toronto and beyond.

CODE asks:

* How "new" technologies change the way we interact?
* What kind of communities are we building?
* Who is building it?
* Are these really open clusters, organizations?
* Why is this activity important today?
* What are the future implications of these trends?


Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 6PM
Keynote: Open Source Imagined Networks
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Department of Modern Culture and Media
Brown University

Bahen 1180
40 St. George St., Toronto
KMDI, University of Toronto

The keynote will be webcast live and archived at ePresence, KMDI.

Official Website: http://open.utoronto.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=526&Itemid=264

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