Sunday, October 12, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., in Berkeley.
Free for students; $10 at the door for everyone else.
No need to RSVP.
The Media Makeover: Voices from the Digital Diaspora
Where have all the print journalists gone? To the Wild West of new media. Come and participate with these print journalist exiles who are pioneering new forms of communication.
Dan Gillmor, technology writer and columnist; professor of practice at Arizona State University, and columnist for the Guardian; author, We the Media, about the power of new digital tools to change the face of reporting.
Scott Rosenberg, cofounder Salon; former editor in chief, Grist; author of Dreaming in Code; and blogger, Wordyard.
Jessica Lessin, former technology reporter, WSJ; editor in chief, The Information, a subscription-based, insider technology journal.
Josie Garthwaite, founder/reporter for Climate Confidential, part of Beacon, where readers subscribe to individual writers.
Yumi Wilson, Former director of LinkedIn corporate communications and professor of journalism, UCSF, who trains students for new media.
Jennifer 8 Lee, former tech reporter, NY Times; founder and editor, Rooster, a mobile publishing platform for serialized novellas.
Jane Stevens, award-winning journalist and pioneer in multimedia journalism; founder of ACEsConnection and ACEsTooHigh, nonprofit news sites about creating awareness of and helping people with adverse childhood experiences.
The Berkeley Cybersalon is an open forum about the impact of technology on culture. We started in 1994 – when a mere 25 percent of Americans had a home computer -- with topics that veered from sheer skepticism (“Will computers make us crazy?”) to evangelical fervor (“Can computers save our education system?”).
Today, the Internet is ubiquitous, but the essential issue remains the same: how do we tame this beast so as to best manage the creative destruction it’s capable of spawning? The possibilities for either improving our lives or destroying our culture, or doing both, comes up whatever the topic: “Asperger’s: the Geek Syndrome” with Philip Rosedale, founder and CEO of Second Life, to the future of libraries, personal relationships, music, television, and print media with pioneers in technology and media such as Dan Gillmor, Dave Winer, Jaron Lanier, Ellen Ullman, Scott Rosenberg, Joan Blades, the founders of Blogher (Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardin, and Lisa Stone), Jeff Ubois, and Eric Allman.
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