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Event Details
Event Name: MAGIC Speaker Series, featuring Anil Dash
Category: Lecture/Speaker
Description: The MAGIC Speaker Series will resume on Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 PM as we host Anil Dash, the cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, a new service that helps people get more meaning out of the time they spend on social networks. Dash is also cofounder of Activate, the consultancy which helps define strategy for the most important companies at the intersection of technology and media. He is recognized as one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media. Described as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker, he has been publishing his site continuously since 1999, earning recognition as a Webby honoree and acting as a platform for his perspective and activism on technology, policy, pop culture and media. In 2013, Time named his feed one of the best on Twitter. Prior to his current work, Dash has been a columnist for Wired magazine, founded the non-profit Expert Labs with backing from the MacArthur Foundation to encourage online public engagement with lawmakers and the White House, and serves on the board of Stack Exchange and the New York Tech Meetup, where he was the first person elected by the members to serve on the board of the largest organized technology community in the United States.

About Anil’s talk, “The Web We Lost”: In the decade and a half since the social web first took off, more than a billion people have joined, and a number of billion-dollar companies have been created. But some of the fundamental social, cultural and technical goals of the early web were lost along the way to the modern web. We'll talk about the implications of that loss, and how we may see some old-fashioned values return in new forms.

Let us know that you will be there by RSVPing at:
Schedules: 02/12/2014   (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Center for Student Innovation (CSI)

Contact: Jennifer Hinton
Phone: 585-475-2539
Cost: Cost - Free