As part of Evan Korth's Computers and Society course and NYU's Free Culture series we will have a talk by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. Thetalk is co-hosted by NYU's Free Culture, ACM and Women in Computing chapters. Jimmy will be giving a talk entitled "Free Culture, Transparency, and Search." You can read more about Jimmy on his Wikipedia entry.
Here are the full details:
Owner, Wikia, Inc.; Founder, Wikipedia; President, Wikimedia Foundation
"Free culture, Transparency, and Search"
Wednesday, January 31st @ 3:30pm - 4:45pm
251 Mercer Street, Room 109
Free and open to the public.
The Association for Computing Machinery and Free Culture @ NYU are hosting a talk with BoingBoing.net's Cory Doctorow. The talk in entitled: “State of the Copyfight 2007: Looking up, not out of the woods yet.” Cory is also a Sci-Fi writer and an anti-DRM activist. The event will be at the Courant Institute in Room 109 at 5pm-7pm and is open to any.
The Courant Institute’s Department of Computer Science, The NYU Chapter of ACM, and Women in Computing at NYU invite you to A Roundtable Discussion: “How our Courant Computer Science Classes Impacted our Career Trajectories”.
Featuring two distinguished alumni of the Courant Computer Science undergraduate program:
David S. Kaufman, Class of 1980
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ARAMARK
Susan M. Puglia, Class of 1981
Vice President, Technical Support and Quality, IBM
Free Culture @ NYU and the ACM Present Professor Jamie Boyle of Duke Law School in conversation with Fred Benenson and Inga Chernyak: "Are we paying too much attention to the DMCA and what are we missing?"
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is one of the most controversial laws relating to copyright. It not only forbids picking the digital locks that protect copyrighted work, but also the dissemination of such information, with wide ranging consequences. While some consider the DMCA unconstitutional, many others simply attempt to work around it in their daily operations. Join us as Jamie Boyle and Free Culture @ NYU ask whether or not the DMCA is worth fighting over, and what we are risking by paying too close attention to it. Download the flier for this event.
New York University's ACM chapter will be hosting an information technology session on Tuesday, September 19 with representatives from Morgan Stanley on the topic of mobile computing. Students will also have a chance to speak with recruiters from the company and drop off resumes. Refreshments will be served, and Windows Mobile Smartphone will auctioned off. Download the flier for this event.
The NYU ACM will be visiting the Wired NextFest Saturday September 30. The NextFest is "a four-day festival of innovative products and technologies that are transforming our world." You can learn more about it at http://www.nextfest.net/.
It's not too late to get tickets! The cost is $12 for students at the door and admission includes a free subscription to Wired magazine.
We will be meeting in the lobby of Warren Weaver Hall at 12:30 for those who wish to travel to NextFest together. Otherwise you can just meet us at the entrance to the Javits center at 1:00 PM.