Author and human-technology thinker, Howard Rheingold, will be speaking at the School of Information on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. His talk will focus on his widely acclaimed book Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. This talk is sponsored by the School of Information Community Information Corps.
Smart Mobs Summary:
Smart mobs emerge when communication and computing technologies amplify human talents for cooperation. The impacts of smart mob technology already appear to be both beneficial and destructive, used by some of its earliest adopters to support democracy and by others to coordinate terrorist attacks. The technologies that are beginning to make smart mobs possible are mobile communication devices and pervasive computing - inexpensive microprocessors embedded in everyday objects and environments. Already, governments have fallen, youth subcultures have blossomed from Asia to Scandinavia, new industries have been born and older industries have launched furious counterattacks.
Added by revgeorge on March 16, 2005