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Update "Crowd Computing - Hive Mind or Digital Mob?"

April 13, 2010

On April 13th FRONTLINE held an event at the Paley Center for Media in New York bringing together experts in the field of new media to explore the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations.

Doug Rushkoff - Author, Commentator and Correspondent for PBS FRONTLINE
RU Sirius, Cofounder, Mondo2000; Editor, H+magazine
Sherry Turkle, Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self
Amy Bruckman, Associate Professor, Electronic Learning Communities, Georgia Institute of Technology

The subject: New Media's Impact on Society

· Does an environment where everybody has a voice help to elevate public discourse -- or to reduce it to only its starkest polarities?
· Are the contributions of individual experts and specialists beginning to take a back seat to the folk wisdom of the crowd?
· Are digital networks truly producing innovative forms of collaboration or simply enabling the rise of the unpaid worker?

Join the conversation.

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