Monday, July 26, 2010

Future of the Internet in Australia

I will be speaking on "Future of the Internet in Australia" at the Australian National University, 29 July 2010. Registration is not required and the talk is free, but you can RSVP via Facebook to help the organisers guage numbers and join in the online discussion.
The Political Academy ANU
Topic: Future of the Internet in Australia
Speaker: Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU School of Computer Science
Time: Thursday 29 July 2010, 6:00pm
Location: College of Business and Economics (Building 26C), the Australian National University, Canberra

Abstract: The Internet is increasingly a part of business, education, entertainment and government. But what can we do about the negative aspects of objectionable and criminal activities online? Everyone wants free access to information, but worries about how this may adversely effect another group: children and others at risk. Tom Worthington argues that perfect Internet regulation is not politically or technically feasible and that education is the answer.

Uniquely, Tom Worthington was selected to explain what the Internet was to the Australian Senate. For this and other work he was elected a fellow Australian Computer Society. Tom teaches green ICT and web ethics at the ANU and was invited to China to advise on how to put the Beijing Olympics on the web. Come along and discuss with Tom some of the social ramifications of the Internet, censorship, self censorship, Google and governance.

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