Events / August 5th, 2010
The Un-Official History of the Internet – a lecture by Hardesh Singh
31 July 830pm @ CHAI
Everyone uses the Internets, but how the hell did it come about?!
By 2010, the Internet has become a world-wide broadcasting capability, an info disseminating mechanism, and a technological medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals without regard for geographic location… but that wasn’t always the case. How has the Internet evolved over the past 50 years, and how are emerging technologies expanding its hold on our lives?
Music producer-composer and new media technopreneur Hardesh Singh’s lecture will take us through:
- the race between tech geeks, academics & the United States Department of Defense to lay the blueprint for inter-network communication;
- the development of the World Wide Web, the dotcom bust (remember Lycos, AltaVista, Excite & GeoCities?), and the innovation of the online porn industry!;
- Web 2.0, cloud computing, mobile technologies and social media networks such as Friendster, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.
Hardesh will also map the various online initiatives and collaborations he is doing through Popfolio, including Poptopus, PopTeeVee, PopIN, PopWire, PopRadeeo and more.
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