not really art-related, but Internet related!
Thanks to AUT for hosting this one and hope to see some ada faces.
Media Release: http://www.sumamedia.com/igovtalks.html
You are cordially invited to a talk by Danny Butt, Suma Media
Consulting to coincide with the release of the book:
Internet Governance: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
Edited by Danny Butt with a foreword by Nitin Desai
UNDP-APDIP, Elsevier, 2005
BRISBANE - Monday May 8, 12-2pm
Queensland University of Technology
Z2 308, Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
Hosted by QUT Institute for Creative Industries & Innovation
Respondent: Martin Stewart-Weeks, Cisco Systems
Places are limited so please contact Jen Chappell on (07) 3864 8764
or email j.chappell(a)qut.edu.au to register for this event.
SYDNEY - Thursday May 11, 3-5pm
University of Sydney
Footbridge Theatre, Parramatta Rd, Glebe
Hosted by the Department of Media and Communications, and the Digital
Technology and Culture Program
Respondent: Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney
MELBOURNE - Monday May 15, 5:30-7:30pm
University of Melbourne
Room 920, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Hosted by the Centre for Media and Communications Law
Respondent: Terry Cutler, Cutler & Company
AUCKLAND - Friday May 26, 4-6pm
Auckland University of Technology
WA220, Gate 2, Wellesley Street, Auckland
Hosted by the School of Communication Studies
(late afternoon talks all include refreshments)
Internet Governance: The Clash of Cultures
Fifteen years ago, the discussion on how best to run the Internet
took place on obscure mailing lists populated by network engineers.
Today, the domain name industry is worth hundreds of millions of
dollars and an international forum on Internet Governance has been
established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The early
days of Internet Governance had a frontier culture that prized
individuality and flexibility. Now, the range of stakeholders with an
interest in Internet Governance arrangements has radically expanded,
and includes every nation-state and a range of civil society groups.
Many of these stakeholders have different values than the technical
community, and some have little confidence in existing arrangements.
This presentation will outline the key challenges for Internet
Governance in as the medium evolves from a former scientific and
military network to critical global infrastructure. The dialogue on
Internet Governance reflects other fields of international regulatory
tension, but also requires new models for co-operation between
government, private sector, and civil society groups that will have
broader political effects.
About the Editor:
Danny Butt is a partner at Suma Media Consulting <http://
gt;, who provide consulting, facilitation and research
services to organisations adapting to new media and convergent
environments in the Asia Pacific.
Danny has over 12 years' experience working in Internet technologies
and new media as an editor, researcher, designer, educator, and
consultant. He was founding director of the Creative Industries
Research Centre at Wintec, New Zealand. He is on the editorial
committee for the Digital Review of Asia Pacific, the the definitive
reference for information technologies for socio-economic development
in the region; and an associate member of the ORBICOM International
Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications.
Partner, Suma Media Consulting (New Zealand)
Private Bag MBE P145, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Ph: +64 21 456 379 | Fx: +64 21 291 0200