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.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1PM

New Social Formations in the Age of NextWeb
Bahen 7th floor room 7180
40 St. George St., Toronto
KMDI, University of Toronto

1:00 Introductions
Gale More, Nina Czegledy, Charles Finley, KMDI

1:15 Panel 1. BarCamp/Upgrade Communities
Moderated by Misha Glouberman
David Crowe, UX consultant, BarCamp, DemCamp
Mark Kuznicki, Principal, Remarkk Consulting
David Humphrey, Seneca College
tobias c. van Veen, Director, UpgradeMTL.org

Coffee Break

3:30 Panel 2. The Clearing Community
Moderated by Jesse Hirsch
Jesse Hirsch, President, Open Flows
Michael Anton Dila , Partner, Torch Partnership Inc.
Robin Uchida, Torch Partnership Inc.
Ian S. Graham, Senior IT Manager BMO Financial Group

contact: Nina CzegledyThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , curator, KMDI

CODE has been developed and coordinated by Charles Finley, Executive Director, Project Open Source/Open Access and Nina Czegledy, Senior Fellow, Knowledge Media Institute, Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 St. George Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M5S 2E4.

CODE has been generously supported by KMDI's Project Open Source|Open Access.

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

Added by michele.perras on March 26, 2007



The April 11th panel in the round is in Rm. #7180.