Vint Cerf at MSU on 10 May at 3:30PM: Join Us!

Vint Cerf speaking for the Quello Center at MSU in Communication Arts & Sciences Rm 147, 3:30PM

Vint Cerf is internationally recognized as “an Internet pioneer” – one of the “fathers of the Internet” – in light of his work with Bob Kahn in co-inventing Internet protocol (TCP/IP). He will be in East Lansing, Michigan, giving a Quello Lecture in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Quello Center. The Center was founded at MSU in 1998 to recognize the importance of James H. Quello’s contributions as one of the longest serving and most distinguished Commissioners of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). 

Arguably, over the first twenty years of the Quello Center’s existence, there has been no greater development shaping media and information technology, policy, and practice than the rise of the Internet and related information and communication technologies such as the Web, social media, and mobile Internet. But will the Internet play as central a role over the next twenty years?

To stimulate and inform debate around this question, we’ve asked Vint Cerf to provide his perspective on the Internet’s role in shaping media and information over the past twenty years, and in the coming decades. It is difficult to imagine another person who could provide such an authoritative perspective on twenty years in Internet time.

His lecture will be followed by questions and discussion as well as a reception. Join us on May 10thto celebrate and reflect on the most significant development shaping communication, media, and information over the life of the Quello Center, and also welcome Google’s Internet Evangelist to MSU.

 

Decade in Internet Time: iCS Special Issue Available Online

As a part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations of the OII, the publishers of iCS, Taylor & Francis Routledge, have provided free access – until the end of the year – to the special issue of the journal which includes a selection of some the excellent papers which were presented last Autumn. They include articles by Leah Lievrouw, David Karpf, danah boyd and Katie Crawford, Eszter Hargittai and Eden Litt, Megan Lindsay and Judy Krysik, Laura DeNardis, Lance Bennett and Alex Segerberg, and Astrid Mager. To take a look and access the articles go to  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rics20/current

In addition, for those who did not attend the plenary session, the following talks are online:

Bill Dutton, Opening to the Plenary Session  http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_375

Vint Cerf presentation at the Plenary Session  http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_376

Wendy Hall  http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_377

Eli Noam http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_379

Andrew Graham http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_380

Question and Answer http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_381

Dame Stephanie Shirley http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20110922_382