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Clay Shirky: The Internet. Powered by Love.

The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Clay Shirky: The Internet. Powered by Love.

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Ended $35.00 $1.87
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Ended $25.00 $0.00
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Clay Shirky, Social Media Theorist; Author, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators; Adjunct Professor, NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program

In conversation with Chris Taylor, Deputy Editor, Mashable 

Contrary to popular opinion, the Internet does not run on magic or a series of complex electronic  and wireless signals. According to writer and big-thinker Clay Shirky, the Internet really runs on love – group love, that is. With decentralizing technologies, the Internet is facilitating new kinds of global cooperation via peer-to-peer sharing, wireless capability and open-source development. In his studies of the effects of the Internet on society, Shirky asserts that the actions of a group add up to something more than just the sum of individual actions, giving collaborative efforts online great potential for change. Join us as this leader among the digerati delves into how the production capacity of the Internet, plus the willingness of humans to share with one another, is allowing ordinary citizens to shape our culture in unprecedented ways.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: General admission: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes reserved seating and premium reception with speakers): $35 non-members, $25 members


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The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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