Monday Night — 06.16.03 — Army/Future of Ideas — Discussion w/ Drazen Panti

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Date/Time: 16/06/2003 12:00 am

Monday June 16, 2003
When: 7:00pm
Where: 16 Beaver Street, 5th Floor
Who: Everyone is Welcome
Recently, the FCC voted to ease restrictions on media ownership. On June 19 some members of Congress will vote on legislation which will attempt to overturn those new rules. In light of these events and our ongoing interests in the changing/evolving landscape of media and broadband this Monday, all interested parties are invited for a discussion about these and related topics.
On hand will be Drazen Pantic, a long time advocate of independent media, he has been and continues to be involved in a variety of initiatives working to expose/utilize the potential of emerging technologies.
In addition to getting his input on the recent events, we will work from a series of materials ranging from screening a powerpoint presentation by Laurence Lessig to a recent article by Jamie King (which has been posted below).
In these writings, central questions emerge about certain framing concepts like “the information commons” or the “digital frontier” and their relation to (in Lessig’s case) the “Future of Ideas” and (in King’s case via Negri via Marx) a revamped notion of a “general intellect”, a term used by Marx.
We will take up these terms to formulate/discuss some of the key positions of “resistance” to corporate/state elements looking to privatize and limit free exchange of information.
As always, all are welcome and we hope that you will be able to join us!
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