Berkman@10: Clay Shirky on “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations”
Thursday, February 28, 6:00 PM
Austin West Classroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School
No RSVP Required – This Event is Free and Open to The Public
“Here Comes Everybody” is about the social changes coming as a result of the internet’s power to support group action. Sharing, conversation, collaboration, collective action; all of these forms of group effort have been hampered by the myriad real-world difficulties of finding and coordinating with others. Our new group-forming media have removed many of those difficulties, and we are in the middle of a transformation of all kinds of group action.
Clay Shirky studies the way communications tools alter or amplify social life; his current work is on large-scale collaborative networks. Mr. Shirky is on the faculty at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, and has worked as an advisor or consultant to many organizations, including Yahoo, Microsoft, the U.S. Navy, the BBC, and Lego. He has also been an advisor to many social startups, including Meetup, Social Text, del.icio.us, Flickr, and Dodgeball. Mr. Shirky is the author of the forthcoming book, “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations”, which examines the ways in which new forms of social media are allowing for new kinds of collaborative action.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School is proud to celebrate its tenth year as a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Through research, events, and discussion, Berkman@10 considers “The Future of the Internet” – to celebrate the work we have done together over the past decade, and to look ahead to what we hope to accomplish collectively in the next. Visit http://www.berkmanat10.org for more information.
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