McLuhan Lecturer 2011: Mark Surman

McLuhan Lecturer 2011: Mark Surman

Date: 
02.02.2011 18:30
Festival edition: 
2011
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Mark Surman
Mark Surman

Doors Open: 18:00, Lecture 18:30 - 19:30

Botschaft von Kanada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin 

 

transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2011 is to be held by Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation. His lecture topic is Media, Freedom and the Web.

Doors Open: 18:00, Lecture 18:30 - 19:30 (please allow sufficient time for embassy security)
Botschaft von Kanada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin 
 

transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2011 is to be held by Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation.

 

Mark Surman is one of the world's leading proponents for open technologies and the development of a truly Open Net. His very business is that of connecting things: people, ideas, everything. As a community technology activist for over 20 years, Mark focuses on inventing new ways to promote openness, opportunity, and freedom on the Internet, for which Mozilla, Drumbeat, his international 'open everything' conversations and summits are but a few of the platforms manifesting his vision and goals. Together with transmediale, Mark and Drumbeat introduced the first ever Open Web Award.

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The transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture highlights a unique Canadian cultural figure whose work and vision broadens Marshall McLuhan's timeless perspective of media and technology into contemporary culture and society.
 

Lecture topic: Media, Freedom and the Web

Marshall McLuhan helped us imagine a global village over 40 years ago. Now we live in this village everyday. It's not only mediated and connected, but also shaped by ideas about freedom and openness that we could barely have imagined in the era of television and gas guzzling automobiles. Taking a tour from McLuhan to free software pioneer Richard Stallman and Tim Berners Lee, Mozilla's Mark Surman reflects on what the global village we're all building together can be in this era defined by the web.

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This a a free event and the lecture will take place in English. To RSVP for this event, email rsvp@transmediale.de with the subject heading 'McLuhan Lecture'.

 

 

 

 

 

          

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Embassy of Canada, Berlin.
transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture is a collaboration between transmediale and the Embassy

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