Fasten your time machine seatbelt. As part of the Berkman Center’s ongoing tenth anniversary celebration, Berkman@10, we’re retrieving some classics from our multimedia archive and adding them to our new YouTube channel.
This week, a double hat tip -- to ROFLCon's group dissection of Internet culture and to Digital Natives' roundup of Internet video, which reminded us of this classic from the watershed first Beyond Broadcast conference...
Cambridge, MA, May 12, 2006 - Global Voices co-founder and Berkman Fellow Ethan Zuckerman delivers a magnificent, breathless history of digital community, by way of prefacing a Beyond Broadcast panel on the community dimension of media. Reaching back to the mid-60s and ARPANET, Ethan makes a propulsive case for the foundational role of communications between people -- email, chat, MUDs, MySpace, more -- in the development of the Net. More than a quarter century after ARPANET, why do we care? Take a few minutes to find out how Ethan answers.
Wiki: If you've registered for the conference, then add your name and affiliation to the wiki, pose questions, propose your ideas for
Gala: Join us for the finale, a gala dinner where we will present the first-ever Berkman Awards. The Gala will be held on the evening of May 16 at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. Tables and individual seats are still available. Register to reserve your place. (Please note that registration for the gala dinner and awards ceremony is separate from conference registration.)
Keep up to date with lead up events, conversations, and more: http://www.berkmanat10.org.