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NYTECH Presents: Author Series with Andrew Blum

New York Technology Council

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

NYTECH Presents: Author Series with Andrew Blum

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Everyone thinks they know the Internet. The most powerful information network ever conceived—an indispensable tool and constant companion in both our professional and personal lives. We’re all connected but connected to what?

Please join the New York Technology Council and acclaimed journalist Andrew Blum for an engaging discussion on his new book TUBES: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, a dramatic story of the internet's development and how it all works. From the room in L.A. where the Internet began to the busiest streets in Manhattan as new fiber optic cable is laid down; from the coast of Portugal as a new transatlantic undersea cable that connects West Africa and Europe is laid down to the Great Pyramids of our time,  the monumental data centers that Google and Facebook have built in the wilds of Oregon--Andrew will explain how they all impact our lives and shape the world we live in.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew BlumAndrew Blum is the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look behind the scenes of our digital lives, at the physical heart of the Internet itself.  When he is not immersed in the Internet’s depths, Blum writes about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel—all subjects arising out of his interest in the relationship between place and technology. Since 1999, his articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The New Yorker, Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, and Slate, among many other publications.

Blum has degrees in literature from Amherst College and in human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives in his native New York City.

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PowerSPACE
330 Madison Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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New York Technology Council

The NEW YORK TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NYTECH) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization comprised of individuals and companies who share a common interest in addressing challenges and opportunities for technology in New York.

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