[Busec] Fwd: Monday, "Peer-to-Peer Politics" with Steven Johnson and more

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Fri Nov 2 13:13:30 EDT 2012

FYI.  Looks interesting.  (Note who the speakers are.)

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From: MIT Center for Civic Media <awhit at mit.edu>

Join MIT's Aaron Naparstek and Ethan Zuckerman as they host an election-eve
conversation with Steven Johnson, author of "Future Perfect: The Case for
Progress in a Networked World" and Harvard Law School's Yochai Benkler,
Susan Crawford & Lawrence Lessig.

Moving Beyond Left and Right

6 PM, Mon November 5
MIT Media Lab, Building E14, Third-Floor Atrium
MIT Campus Map (http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E14)

About the Conversation

The market versus the state. Big capital versus big government. Just about
everything we talk about in politics today revolves around those two poles.
What if there's a third option? Instead of those monoliths, imagine a web of
collaboration that's neither market nor state where no one is in charge because
everyone is in charge. In his new book, "Future Perfect: The Case for Progress
in a Networked World," author Steven Johnson argues that the core principles
that apply to the design and function of the Internet could be applied
to solving
many different kinds of problems, across dozens of sectors, including cities.
What if the most powerful tool to advance the cause of social progress is the
peer-to-peer network?

A livestream will also be available at

Hosts: Aaron Naparstek is a visiting scholar at MIT's Department of Urban
Studies and Planning; Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic
Media, a collaboration between MIT Comparative Media Studies and the MIT
Media Lab.
Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University

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