Tuesday, October 19, 2010
4:30 - 6:30 pm
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Topic: Political theory and community technology
Featured guest: Peter Miller
Here's a little bit about Peter and the upcoming session:
After a 35 year hiatus, longtime community technology activist Peter Miller is completing his doctoral work in political theory and community technology and will present an overview with an eye towards contributing to the give and take that characterizes good Roundtable sessions, answering questions about the wide array of topics he is covering and getting suggestions from the tech-savvy, concerned group of attendees about wiki sites for resources at the intersection of technology and democracy.At the conclusion of our Ethos Roundtable session, we will stroll down the hall to enjoy the good company, charming venue, and free food at the 501 Tech Club, which is generously underwritten by TechFoundation. The 501 Tech Club is the monthly gathering of technology professionals who work with nonprofit organizations.
Peter's work touches on matters as diverse as the Berkeley School of Political Theory and Manuel Castells' Information Age / Network Society trilogy; key and informative moments and models in the development of community technology centers across the country and internationally; the contours and wider world of community media and technology; neighborhoodsonline.net, neighborsforneighbors.org, and forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals; the CyberMarxists who publish CyRev, the Journal of New Organizing, and the Journal of Community Informatics.
Peter was the founding network director of the Community Technology Centers Network, founder and initial director of the CTC VISTA Project now operating as the Transmission Project, and founder and editor of the Community Technology Review (1994-2005).
All Ethos Roundtable attendees are welcome at the Boston 501 Tech Club, and vice versa.
Please remember that there's never any need to make a reservation to attend Ethos Roundtable events. Just come if you can, and feel free to invite others! However, if you're planning to attend the Boston 501 Tech Club event at 6:00 pm, we ask that you send an email to Kathleen Sherwin of TechFoundation (ksherwin AT techfoundation DOT org). Since TechFoundation is providing the free food, it's both courteous and prudent to let her know how much to order.
See you in October!